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Re: DIY sump
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: DIY sump
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:12:52 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200302201049.h1KAnm0l028339 at otter_actwin.com>
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> Tom presented a novel way with plastic buckets & Bioballs, but I never really
> understood the priciple.
Not novel really. Just cheap.
> Is this thing with bioballs a novelty? and what are
> they good for?
Bacteria and good flow through, you can use anything with high surface
area(Lava rocked etc).
> Are bigger balls better than smaller ones?
Bigger balls are _always_ better than smaller balls.
Smaller balls are embarrassing.
> Can it be achieved
> with other materials as well?
Sure lava rock etc. Large gravel etc.
High surface area and good even flow through.
> So if anyone have links to step by step descriptions on how to build a sump,
> I'd appreciate it.
> By the way. How big shall a sump be for a 540 Litres tank?
> A 1500 Litres tank?
540 L- A 30- gallon should do.
1500l- I'd get a 55-100 gallon rubber maid pond tub etc.