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 it shouldn’t be anotherRead more →
Posts Tagged sump
All aquarists know the difference between a reef, mixed reef and fish only aquarium. However, confusion arises on occasion about the sump and refugium. There are many systems of whatever type that include a sump. Usually they are put there in the design stage and this is really the easiestRead more →
Many aquarists have a sump attached to their display aquarium. The numbers that have a sump seems to advise that the answer to the title question is ‘Don’t go without a sump’. In fact there isn’t a requirement to have a sump. There are a good number of marine systemsRead more →
Many aquarists no matter what type of system they are running, fish only or reef, use more than the display aquarium. The obvious example is the sump. Of course the extra aquarium doesn’t have to be just the sump, it can be one intended for other purposes. An extra tankRead 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 →