There it is, a beautiful fish only or reef aquarium. All is done, a variety of fish swimming about, if a reef among and over colourful corals. What can assist the life in the aquarium and make it more interesting for the aquarist? If fully stocked itRead more →
Marine systems of whatever type, reef aquarium or fish only aquarium, can function successfully on their own without a sump, provided they are properly supported by equipment, are not overstocked and ongoing routine maintenance is completed. There is a way to enhance the seawater quality in theRead more →
What is a return pump? These pumps are used for returning seawater from a sump to the display aquarium. They are used in fish only aquariums and reef aquariums, provided the system includes a sump of course. Equipment nowadays is generally very reliable and many aquarists don’tRead more →
A sump is an excellent addition to a marine system as it is of great benefit to water quality. The sump may hold additional filtration. It also adds additional gallonage to the system. The usual safeguards have to be taken when considering anything for the marine system.Read more →
In my opinion a sump is an extremely important addition to a [tag-tec]saltwater aquarium[/tag-tec]. Not everyone chooses to use one which is fair enough as this is down to personal preference but for me a sump has so many uses that the pros outweigh the cons. HideRead more →
This is a question which I get asked quite a lot. I have my own personal preference but in reality it is down to you as an aquarist to make your own decision based upon your personal preferences.
I suppose really it depends upon whether the aquarium has water in it or not.Read more →
I have a sump on my saltwater aquarium which is fed by four overflows from the main display aquarium.
This sump contains a deep sand bed, a refugium and all the equipment which can be hidden (heaters, return pump, protein skimmer, calcium reactor and auto top up)
For some reason and I don’t know why I have suddenly started getting loads of micro bubbles in my sump.Read more →