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Category Archives: Sumps

The Complete Guide to Hang-On Equipment for Your Reef Tank

Sumps can be bulky, expensive and require a bit of plumbing experience to set up correctly. That is precisely why hang-on style aquarium equipment can be a real lifesaver!

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Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 2: Sump Install + Which Rock Should We Use?

In Episode 1, we took a tour of the tank and presented two sump upgrades for you to choose from. Today we installed the sump YOU voted for. Stay tuned until the end so you can vote for the rock we’ll aquascape the tank with in Episode 3!

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Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 1: Help Us Pick a Sump!

We are setting up a 75 gallon drop-off tank from MODE Aquariums and want YOU to help us build it! At the end of each episode, you’ll have the chance to vote for the next piece of equipment we add to the tank!

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How to Install and Maintain an In-Sump Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer is considered by most hobbyists to be the heart of a saltwater aquarium filtration system.  Protein skimmers remove waste from your aquarium water before it has a chance to break down into nitrate and phosphate.  Therefore, using a protein skimmer really helps keep your aquarium water clean and helps to avoid unsightly […]

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How to Build a Custom Sump for Your Reef Aquarium

Today we are going to build a sump and show you guys just how easy it is to build a custom sump filter that is not only effective but also easy on the wallet. When building a fish tank, thorough planning really goes a long way especially when it comes to the sump. So first […]

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Trigger Systems Sumps: Powerhouse Filter Boxes for Your Reef Tank

Today we are showcasing some brand new sumps we just brought in that are sure to impress. These quality U.S. made sumps come in a variety of different models to suit just about any situation. All Trigger Systems sumps are made right here in the U.S.A. out of Dallas, Texas and are some of the […]

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All About That Sump – No Clutter

Learn about all of the great benefits a sump system has to offer and get some helpful insight that will make shopping for and installing a sump on your home aquarium much easier. Proper filtration in an aquarium is absolutely the most important factor for success. When keeping a reef aquarium, filtration is all that […]

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Is it Time to Graduate to a Sump?

The clean sump setup inside one of our employee’s aquarium stands. To sump, or not to sump? That is the question pondered by many aquarium hobbyists. With all the useful gear available for reef tanks, one of the most beneficial pieces of equipment is sometimes overlooked because it is usually kept hidden inside the aquarium […]

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Controllers and sump plans for the 54 gallon tank

Let me start off by saying that I am a little bummed I was not able to attend this years MACNA in Atlanta. I have made it to the last three (Washington DC, Houston and Pittsburgh) and was planning on attending this one also, but the timing was horrible. Between back to school for my […]

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