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    I am looking at building a sump for my cichlid tanks, and 1 for my pleco tanks.

    looking for suggestions on what media is recommended and how much media. also in calculating media do i calculate for the sump or do i calculate for total gallons being filtered?

    Thanks

    Smashed.

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    Re: Sump ?

    Sumps are great for cichlid tanks. The main thing that I would add plenty of would be Matrix. For sumps I usually go for Pond Matrix; the larger size makes it easy to use and it won't fall through egg crate. The more you can add, the better. Typically, we recommend 500mL of Matrix for every 50 gallons of water, but for cichlids and plecos -both messy fish with lots of waste- I'd definitely add extra if possible.

    For chemical filtration I'd add MatrixCarbon and Purigen. Both will help keep the water clean and crystal clear between water changes and help you manage the bioload in the tanks.

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