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coldwatertech90

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What is everyone’s favorite order of sump components? I know there are different ways of setting things up and I’d like to hear some opinions. 40 gallon planted reef with mangrove island. 40 gallon oblong sump. The sump has a piece of plexiglass down the middle longways and openings at each end. Think of like a “lazy river “ style sump.
 
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It’s mostly preference and what sort of equipment and gadgets you’d like to keep. I have a fuge style sump so I have a filter sock at the beginning that will run through some bags of matrix and a skimmer next to it and then into the fuge. Then it hits a bubble trap and into my return chamber where I have a reactor as well. I prefer my skimmer before the fuge because I’ve read you risk sucking up pods and those types of organisms that can be breeding in the macro algae.
 
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