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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 01:59 PM
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Seems like the reviews for it are pretty good
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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it says use in a 20 gallon isnt recommended what do you think is 216 GPH to much?
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 04:56 PM
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Once you add media to the filter it decreases a bit, I use a 200 on a 17 gallon tank very successfully.
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Can't argue with only $50 a sump runs about that before the pump if you make it elaborate. Although all you need are filter socks a 10g and some lava rock for a good sump lol.
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Can't argue with only $50 a sump runs about that before the pump if you make it elaborate. Although all you need are filter socks a 10g and some lava rock for a good sump lol.
Im about there without the pump for the one im building. (20g sump for 60g tank)

Only other thing that I can think of as a plus for a sump is that the can be adaptable to whatever sized tank you have/upgrade to. The 20g sump I'm building for my 60g tank may be a little overkill to some people. But if I do get a bigger tank, it should be able to handle propbably up to a 100g tank.

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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 12:09 AM
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both my sump tanks i found at garage sales for $5 each lol

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