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Sump or Canister
Topic Started: Aug 2 2009, 07:04 PM (454 Views)
phil_pl
Baby Angelfish
I cant decide if i want to run a sump or a canister on my 90gal. The canister i would run if i go that route would be a Rena Xp3. Ideas?
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Eoibio
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Both are good imo..Never used a sump so I cant say which is better..
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Hooked
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I use a canister myself but I have friends that
use sumps and say they would never go back to a canister
but I guess it's all up to the person & what they like
I like a canister cause i can clean it in about 5 min.
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IMIGHT
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I've had both and the sump wins hands down.#1 reason is no cleaning, ever! just add water every now and then and your set, however canisters have their place and are far better than HOB's.
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phil_pl
Baby Angelfish
i think i might run a sump but find a large used HOB to use as a fuge
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puffcrusader696
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Baby Black Aro
what kind of tank is it? that might help a bit because in some cases canisters are better and in others, sumps are.
Edited by puffcrusader696, Aug 3 2009, 04:12 AM.
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phil_pl
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the tank is a 90 gal AGA 48 x 18 x 24 if i run a sump the sump will be a 55gal
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Datnoid Man
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GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used sump with no problems..
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frnchjeep
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The only reason I would use a canister would be if it was planted and you needed no surface agitation. Any other style, I would use a sump. They hold way more bio media, are easier to maintain, and add gallonage to your system. The best part about a sump is it gets all the equipment out of the tank ( heaters, thermometers, etc.) so the main display stays uncluttered.
Edited by frnchjeep, Aug 4 2009, 12:48 AM.
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Datnoid Man
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GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good info There Dave.
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