Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

  1. Get the NEW AquariaCentral iOS app --> http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1227181058 // Android version will be out soon!
    Dismiss Notice

What Media for Freshwater Sump

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Nekko Cooper, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Nekko Cooper

    Nekko Cooper Registered Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Last Seen:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Hi,
    I'm going to build a sump for filtration. Could anyone please advise me on what the best media to put in it would be. This will determine how many sections I make.
    For instance, I am considering
    -deep sand bed
    -foam filters
    -bio balls in a wet/dry trickle setup
    -charcoal sock

    Anything else?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. authmal

    authmal Pseudonovice

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,600
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Last Seen:
    Monday at 7:42 PM
    Sump? Lots of options and variables. You can have the water enter through filter sock(s) to handle the mechanical, and then have it flow over lava rock which is highly porous like most ceramic media, but pretty inexpensive in comparison, and then return. That'll take care of the mechanical and biological filtration.

    What's your setup like, and how big of a sump are you looking at, and what are you planning on stocking or have stocked?

    Depending on what you have going on, a Hamburg Matten style filter may be the low effort/high effectiveness solution for your needs.
     
  3. OrionGirl

    OrionGirl No freelancing!

    Real Name:
    Sheila
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,866
    Likes Received:
    255
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Poconos
    Last Seen:
    Yesterday at 9:13 AM
    Real Name:
    Sheila
    Why do you want a deep sand bed in freshwater?
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store