How often should I clean my reef tank sump?

It is wise to clean your reef tank sump once a week. This saves you from tiring hours of cleaning when you perform yearly cleanups. Change about 10% of water to prevent algae and other harmful bacteria from accumulating. Clean the skimmer cups, filter media, and walls at least once a month.

How much does reef tank maintenance cost?

On average, the setup cost for a 60-80 L reef tank ranges from $700 – $800 while yearly maintenance will cost around $500 – $600. For a medium-sized reef tank (100 – 300L), setup cost ranges between $1700 – $2000 and yearly maintenance cost will account for around $700 – $800.

How do you clean an acrylic sump?

Before going vinegar route, try just to fill it up with water and then scrape algae off using Mr Clean magic eraser. Use only original one, and not scented ones. It took algae off on my acrylic tank really well and easily.

Can I put snails in my sump?

Nope, they will find their way into pumps (even with the pre filter that comes with some pumps).

How much maintenance does a saltwater tank need?

The most important routine maintenance chore—the partial water change—should be completed once every two weeks or, at the very least, once a month. In heavily populated tanks or tanks containing large specimens that excrete on the heavy side, weekly water changes would be even better.

Are saltwater tanks expensive to maintain?

Saltwater aquarium in particular can be more expensive. And they are a bit more precarious to maintain than their freshwater counterparts. They generally require additional equipment, additional work during water changes and also require special lighting.

What is a reef tank sump?

All sumps start off as a simple box with a filter sock, and quickly progress into full-on reef tank centerpieces complete with frag tanks, reservoirs, and room for all your fancy gear. Here are some of our favorite sumps designed for saltwater aquariums.

What is a Berlin type reef sump?

Berlin Type Reef Sumps are extremely versatile sumps systems designed for today’s most advanced reef/saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Berlin Type Reef Sumps feature a suitable amount of sump area to accommodate various types of reef equipment.

Why choose aquacave for your reef sumps?

At AquaCave, we offer some of the best selection & best prices on Reef Sumps, Saltwater Aquarium Sumps, Berlin Reef Sumps for you marine, reef and freshwater aquarium. Berlin Type Reef Sumps are extremely versatile sumps systems designed for today’s most advanced reef/saltwater aquarium hobbyists.

What are the benefits of a sump tank?

One of the benefits of using a sump is that it increases water volume which helps to increase gas exchange and oxygenate your water. While it’s entirely possible to run a tank with hang on the back equipment, and a canister filter, this method requires a rigorous weekly maintenance schedule for nutrient export.