Well the hobby has certainly gotten into the blood of me and my missus. I've purchased a second tank from someone on Gumtree for $150 (lets not mention the rack from Bunnings that's been purchased or the quote on 3 extra tanks to go on the rack from aquotix). I think I got a decent bargain on the tank as it used to be a marine tank but some mid twenties bloke finally got off his arse and moved out of home so his parents wanted it gone. It's 3*2*2 made from 12mm glass (no idea why on such a size tank but i'm not going to complain) on a cabinet which has a 70*43*47 sump in it. It also came with pumps etc etc. Most of the equipment was so covered in old rock hard salt that I'm not sure it's worth keeping but the wife wants to do marine one day so it's all thrown into a box. After a clean, scrape, soak in vinegar, scrape, clean, more scrape and more clean it now looks like this.
It still has some salt on it but i'm filling it with water, letting is dissolve some of the salt and then replacing the water for a while. Finally I figure a small amount of leftover salt won't be a big issue. The main reason I wanted to ask for some help was I've never setup a sump before. I've been madly reading articles and watching youtube vids but wanted to get some local opinions. The sump is built like this
So my current thoughts is I would put some of that plastic grid stuff on the ledges in each of the first two zones? Followed by different density foam plus the white filter wool in the first zone with a bunch of filter media in the second zone? Lastly I would just have my heaters, water pump, airstones and seeding sponges in the last zone? If this isn't correct or if anyone has any better solutions any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers for any help in advance ;-)
Edited by Muttley, 28 December 2017 - 10:48 PM.