Marine sump for fresh water?

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So I'm converting my 120g salt water set up back to c\a freshwater system,I have a 36" trigger systems sump with drain section with 2 filter socks ,a skimmer section and a return section,I was thinking I could use the drain and skimmer section for bio media,bio balls,matrix etc on slightly raised eggcrate,would this work or do I need a wet\dry ,trickle filter?.
 

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My sump that's intended for "saltwater".

Basically, filter socks, bio-medua, equipment chamber, I have a chamber before the last to reduce any micro-bubbles / return pump.

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Lol,thanks duanes,how do you have it set up?

There are 2 sumps on my 180 gal at the moment. On one set off to the side, tank water trickles thru some porret foam as a 1st stage mechanical, onto bio-balls and ceramic rings (some emersed some submerged, then past some ocean sea shells to add buffers, and a porous block (similar ro lava rock) that grows hair algae, lastly a couple sponges near the pump intake for polishing, and to keep out any other stuff from entering the pump.
There is also another sump connected to the 1st sump with two 1" lines, which contains a bio-rocker (never rocks, came with the tank) more rings and bio-balls, behind the tank.
I will at some point in the future add a protein skimmer, and an extra tank that will be much more heavily planted than the main tank.
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Below the sump sittig behind the tank. The rocker block has become covered/overgrown with algae.
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Return from sumps to tank.
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rtague

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Lol,thanks duanes,how do you have it set up?

There are 2 sumps on my 180 gal at the moment. On one set off to the side, tank water trickles thru some porret foam as a 1st stage mechanical, onto bio-balls and ceramic rings (some emersed some submerged, then past some ocean sea shells to add buffers, and a porous block (similar ro lava rock) that grows hair algae, lastly a couple sponges near the pump intake for polishing, and to keep out any other stuff from entering the pump.
There is also another sump connected to the 1st sump with two 1" lines, which contains a bio-rocker (never rocks, came with the tank) more rings and bio-balls, behind the tank.
I will at some point in the future add a protein skimmer, and an extra tank that will be much more heavily planted than the main tank.
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Below the sump sittig behind the tank. The rocker block has become covered/overgrown with algae.
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Return from sumps to tank.
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Great set up,mine certainly won't be as elaborate,but you've given me some good ideas,thanks.
 
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