View Full Version : LR in the sump


George
10-25-2006, 10:02 AM
I know people keep extra LR in their sumps, but do you have to provide any light for that or just good water flow? Are their downsides to doing this?

I tried a DSB filter recently (the bucket o' sand in the sump thing) and it's not really doing anything, possibly doing worse. The bucket, however, would be perfect for holding additional LR to help with filtration.

tsciarini
10-25-2006, 12:54 PM
no light required... its only there for additional biological filtration

bluegrasssweety
10-25-2006, 2:42 PM
You would only need light if you decide to put macros in with the rock.

bluegrasssweety
10-25-2006, 2:50 PM
You would only need light if you decide to put macros in with the rock.

bluegrasssweety
10-25-2006, 2:52 PM
:doh:
how did I post this twice

George
11-13-2006, 5:14 PM
Bump with a follow-up question:

If I have base rock I want to turn into live rock (cured, ready to go just dry), can I just place it in the sump and it will eventually go "live" again (albeit devoid of coraline and the usual stuff)?

Showtime305
11-13-2006, 5:16 PM
You say it's cured, but it's dry? Please explain.

johnqx4
11-14-2006, 4:46 AM
If I have base rock I want to turn into live rock

Short answer... Yes. Takes a little time but it will happen. That is basically how they culture live rock (albeit on a somewhat larger scale)

BTW, if it is not live it can't be cured. I assume you mean clean :)

Regards,

johnny