Poll: What type of sump do you use?

Discussion in 'Synergy Reef Systems' started by mixer911, Aug 6, 2018.

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  1. Sock Sump with 4" filter Socks

    211 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. Sock Sump with 7" filter socks

    104 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. Sump with Refugium

    362 vote(s)
    48.7%
  4. Sump with No Socks or Refugium

    69 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. No Sump

    64 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. Rollermat - built into sump

    5 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Rollermat - aftermarket add on to existing sump

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  8. Other

    49 vote(s)
    6.6%
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  1. mixer911

    mixer911 Make them green with envy R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor MTRCMember

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    What type (Sock, Refugium, ect.) of sump do you use? We want to see what everyone is using. Feel free to elaborate on what you prefer in a sump.
     
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  2. MaddyP

    MaddyP 'Til Reefdom Come... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    You should include an option for automatic filter now that several option are available.

    I am running a sump with a Theiling Rollermat built in.
     
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  3. mixer911

    mixer911 Make them green with envy R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor MTRCMember

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    Ha. Good call. I was actually in the process of adding that option as we speak.

    Great feedback!
     
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    Shores805 Rogue R2R Supporter

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    DIY 72x 20x20. No socks. Refugium(Chaeto, not really a true fuge)>Skimmer>Return.

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  5. Halal Hotdog

    Halal Hotdog Active Member

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    I ran a 4"x14" sock, but really got tired of changing them every couple of days. Also it was something I use to worry about when I had to be out of town. Ended up taking off the socks and life is a little better :). Initially was not thrilled about some of the small particulate, but I believe I am getting more PE because of it.
     
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  6. mixer911

    mixer911 Make them green with envy R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor MTRCMember

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    That's a great point. I agree that running filter socks 24/7/365 is a bad idea. My method of thinking is to run them just to polish the water every so often as needed. A lot of people think they need to run them all the time. This bring up rollermats and why I personally do not like them. They are running all the time and so efficient that they remove a lot of essential life and micro fauna from the tank.


    Awesome Job on that! I like the simplistic design of it.
     
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  7. NoWaiAma

    NoWaiAma Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    You bring up a solid point with the roller mat comment. I’m starting to build my first tank with a sump. And this is something I keep coming back too. So much to process. So many different methods.. :.(
     
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    Cherub Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    4 filter socks with a fuge. Red sea reefer xxl sump
     
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    The only time I consider running them now is when I am doing a deep cleaning of the tank. It does a great job of catching any detritus or algae that I stir up. In general I don't believe there is a wrong way to sock. I do like the clean look it provides, but at this stage I am going for a more simplistic approach where I am not fiddling with things on a daily basis.

    For a new tank I feel it does help minimize that 'ugly' phase the tank goes through.
     
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  10. pelphrey

    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm using my stock RedSea Reefer 250 sump, on the poll I selected with 4" socks although I don't use socks. I use filter cups however, there is no mechanical filtration in the cups.
     
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  11. Chef Tommy

    Chef Tommy Active Member R2R Supporter

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    What a great post!! Enjoy seeing how others are filtering their tanks. I built a sump from a 20L for a 75 mixed reef. It was the second one I did since switching to Triton. I’m in total agreement on socks, 2 days a month when I clean the tank. Triton actually suggests not using which attracted me to their method.

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  12. mrvn

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    I run socks 24/7 since I don’t really like small particles floating around, specially when I’m trying to keep high flow for sps, I just wish there was a sump version with filter socks and a refugium ;)
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  13. mixer911

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    There is the CL60 and the CL44, but you have to go bigger :eek::p
     
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    No socks, Synergy TS 26 here!
     
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  15. mixer911

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    Awesome!
     
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    Lasse Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Refugium in the backside of the aquarium and a simple 2 apartment sump

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  17. David Becher

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    My sump is a 70 gal Rubbermaid tub. 5gal bucket with acrylic mount holding three 4” filter socks. Have a few tubs with miracle mud and a protein skimmer. Nothing fancy but it works!
     
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    I’m running the Redsea sump E-260. Built a fuge to go with it. Dustin
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    Great poll. Makes me wonder if there is a difference in rate of success between the different sump types. How many filter sock sumps are associated with beautiful display tanks and how many have algae issues. How many refugiom tanks are associated with beautiful display tanks...

    I am still in the planning/setting up phase so I can’t tell you if my system is beautiful or not yet.

    I must say I’m surprised that so far there are more refugium sumps than sock sumps...
     
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