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Old 12-22-2010, 05:24 AM
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Hey guys, New to the site. I've got a question for you all, Even though I think I have the answer (no) I would like a better idea on this, I want to add a sump to my tank... Yes add, The tank has been set up for about 6-7 months now, and I feel I need some more water, It's a 10 gallon nano, 10 pounds live sand, and 12ish pounds of live rock.
If I were to add a sump, Provided everyone doesn't say no its a bad idea to do now, Would it off the start just act as a massive water change? Or would it be like starting all over again, Because I really don't want to start again, I've got some nice coral growth so starting again is a no go.
Thanks in advance, and sorry if it sounds like a stupid question!


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Old 12-22-2010, 05:33 AM
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You would only have a new cycle (like starting over again) if you add a bunch of new live rock or sand to your sump. If you just want to add water volume and have a place for items like heaters ect it would be fine.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:10 PM
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If you want to clean up the display area or more total water volume, I think you should be ok. If you were looking to add more rock then IMO you could add dead rock from a lfs.
Are you looking at drilling the tank or an HOB style overflow?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:22 PM
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Hey guys, thanks for the advice, yeah I'm just looking to do the hob style because the tank is already set up, I plan to just put bioballs for a filter and grow some kalupra(sp?) In the return just for added filter media. sorry if the format is a bit off, I'm on my cellphone haha.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:27 PM
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Do not use bio balls, if you need to filter use something like filter floss that you can change. Bio balls will hold onto nasty bacteria and cause problems for tank.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:45 AM
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Yeah great idea to add a sump, the more water volume the better! Also these little nanos look awesome when they are nice and tidy

+1 for not using bio balls, I would just add more live rock and use a filter sock personally.
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