- Sep 1, 2018
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In addition to my tropical tank I have a 400l marine tank which obviously filters through a sump which also houses a heater, UV lamp and a protein skimmer. (I know I won’t need the skimmer) I’m looking at upgrading my tropical to an 8ft 1000l one. I really like the sump system on the marine as it hides all the filter etc without using up space in the tank. It’s also really easy to top up and do partial water changes without disturbing the fish in the tank. They only problems I can for see is cleaning the substrate although with a tank this size I’ll have gritters and a clean up crew anyway. The price difference is going to be around £400 however I won’t need to buy a filter as I’ll just buy sponges and balls and when you look at what a tank like mine will cost £400 isn’t much in the grand scheme. What are your views on doing this, can anyone see any issues. And advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.