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Setting up a new 150 gallon (6 ft long) with mbuna. I am interested in your thoughts about using a sump.

What is the benefit to having a sump?

Where would I find information on how to set one up?

What is the risk or having one leak water all over the place?
 

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More water volume, can be easier to do water changes...

Lots of info in the Library and forums here if you do some searches, thats where I learned about them.

If the sump is in a drilled tank flood risk should be zero, but with some internal/external overflow setups you are running the risk of having a siphon that can break in the event of power failure.

That should get you started.
 

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I have a sump on my pre-drilled 55 gallon mbuna tank and I love it, one sure way of preventing any sort of flooding is to make sure you install backflow valves, also known as check valves. With my water changes, I just shut off the pump, and drain from the main tank, the valve never fails and it makes water changes a snap.
 
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