I need a sump?

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  1. Bran415

    Bran415 Member

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    Does any one know why a sump is necessary..
     
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    Ergodyne Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Necessary is a strong word.
    But we use them to increase a water volume and to house equipment, so that it’s not cluttering up the view.

    A cursory search on what a sump is will give you more information.
    Use that search button! It’s the internet age!

    Happy reefing. :)
     
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    It isn't necessary to have a successful tank, but it does give you a convenient place to hide equipment and added volume to help with stability. I've kept both and prefer having a sump if possible.
     
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    As stated above, a sump is not necessary; it is an item used for convenience and to keep your display free of unsightly equipment. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you want to fit your needs. You can use the sump for a place to keep a refugium for nutrient export, keep reactors, socks to collect detritus, skimmers, heaters, probes, dosing lines, and a whole myriad of other do-dads.
     
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