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Was just wondering what everyone was putting in their wet/dry sumps to keep the water moving. 1) Air pumps? 2) Powerheads? 3) Nothing?
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Do you mean circulation inside the wet/dry sump itself or return pump?

Here's how mine break down....

135g Ulwile tank
Eheim 1262 return
Mini-jet 606 flowing through eco Aqualizer(got it for free so doesn't hurt) which is set to break water surface in the sump
1L Bag of Bio-Rings in case I need to jump start a new tank
Acura 200w heater
Desk fan position to blow across opening so it helps keep the tank cool(when I change temps for the seasons) and to bring fresh air through the stand.


125g Ilangi tank
Mag12 return
Maxi-jet 400 flowing through larger eco Aqualizer(got for $10 but funds went to the club so it was a good cause) set to break water surface.
300w Jagger heater
Desk fan position to blow across opening so it helps keep the tank cool(when I change temps for the seasons) and to bring fresh air through the stand.
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3500 lph submersible pump. Pushes water back up into the tank, and gravity feeds the water into the other end of the sump...
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I use an Eheim 1260 as my return pump.
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Referring to circulation inside the wet/dry sump itself and not the return pump....
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Nothing, I don't want to disturb the detritus that settles to the bottom.
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I have a sponge separating my return pump area so the detritus in my sumps stay put till I siphon it out....circulation pump is only on the return pump side to break surface.
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This is a good question. I'm going to try an airstone in mine to circulate the water.
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Dont add crap to your water column.
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Do you guys think there wound be much of a benefit to the oxygen levels in the water by adding something like a powerhead to the sump?
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