Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Newbury Park, CA
I am using Poret foam too, 10 pore and 30 pore. My sump hasn't any divider, the foam stands between the 40 breeder tank walls. I put the old sponge and scrubbies between the layers. At the moment the intake side is larger than the output side but with sponge walls I can change if I please.
Water comes in and exits through a drilled 1" pipe but I do like the idea of making it a T instead, may do that. The spare filter's biological media, heater and thermometer are in that section. Then comes the foam/scrubbies. The pump section holds the CO2 reactor as well as the pump and the pump is covered with a sponge as well.
That crud is probably really great stuff, ugly though it is. Am looking forward to siphoning most of it into the garden now I can SEE it and now I have enough room to maneuver in there.