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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm pretty sure that settling tanks serve as an additional feature outside the sump that is a cone shape efficient at accumulating detritus in a place where it is easily removed. Beyond this I have little understanding of what it is and how exactly it works (how it hooks up to other...
  2. DIY Forum
    This is a repost from my local club's forum but since I learned so much about these here I wanted to give back a little. I have a tight space under my tank so I choose a 5 gallon water cooler bottle for my settling tank. In the first picture the water comes in at the 3 o'clock position with...
  3. The THINK Tank
    Here is the theory, and below is the design. First: I want a settling tank. It just makes sense in terms of waste removal. Second: I don't like DSB's. I have a shallow sand bed now. But that leaves little room for anaerobic bacteria aside from the live rock. Third: I was bored So I designed...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have read some mixed reviews about placing a powerhead in the sump. So my question is do you think it's a good idea or not. I was hoping to hear from both sides, those who have one and those who don't. I noticed a lot of detritus settling in my skimmer section of the sump lately, so I just...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    Several people on this forum have been advocates for a settling area or tank. I wanted to get your thoughts on the following: Building the drain line to come all the way down into the bottom of the 1st section of the sump where the flow would then have to go up and over a baffle. If you have a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    A few filtration questions: 1) filter sock or settling area in my sump? i'll be making a sump out of a 30g long. 2) I have a Pentair Lifeguard 3 stage filter (mechanical, chemical, uv) on my current freshwater set up. The mechanical is a paper filter, the chemical is pelletized carbon, and you...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    This may seem like an oxymoron... Would the addition of a sand sifter, i.e; sand sifting starfish, be a good or bad thing to add to the DSB in Settling Tank"? The whole point of the settling tank is to not disturb the bottom so the detritus can remain there and be "broken down into" the sand...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so after getting my tank full of LR i started getting this brown gunk settling on the sand, its too heavy to really suck up without getting sand too, which i have done, but i cant seem to get rid of it, and i know im turning my water over enough cause ive got two hydor 1050's in a 55g tank, is...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    http://vimeo.com/2156713?pg=embed&sec=2156713 if you have a dialup connection, you might want to skip this one
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