Just like any other field, the aquarium industry has its own fair share of lingo. There are many terms used in this industry that could leave you scratching your head and feeling intimidated. One of those terms is "sump" which sounds as if only 'insiders' can get it. A sump is actually just an extra containment area found under an aquarium. You can put extra equipment in the sump, add a filtration system, or perform a variety of maintenance tasks. A sump is very versatile, and it can be used according to whatever aquarium-related purpose you have.
If you intend to use a sump as a filtration system
, you'll need a sock that can effectively capture and separate dirt and other unwanted particles from the water passing through it. The effectiveness of sump socks can be determined by the micron number associated with it. The lower the micron number, the smaller the particles the sock can catch.
Of course, a sock will need to have something to hang from, and a good one you can use is the Berlin Sump 4-Inch Acrylic Sock Holder Mount from Pet Store
. This small stand can secure the sock firmly in place even when water is flowing strongly.
The Berlin Sump 4-Inch Acrylic Sock Holder Mount also comes with a small one-inch drain to keep the sock clean for as long as possible.
Hang-on acrylic mount for Berlin Sump filtration system. Great add on for any sump.
- 1" drain will handle up to 800 GPH
- Fits aquarium/sump rims up to 7/8"
- Approximate overall dimensions: 5" x 6.25" x 5.5"
- Filter sock not included.