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  1. DIY Forum
    Hey guys - planning out the layout for my 20 gallon long sump and wanted to get your opinions and advice. This is for a 55 gallon DT using a Lifereef HOB overflow. There will be no fuge. The flow, I'm thinking, will be, from right to left: water in > skimmer > bubble trap (1/4" glass) > return...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    Hi I am close to setting up my 20 gallon sump for my 75 gallon tank. It will be fed in the 1st chamber which is 8 inches long by an eshops 800 gph overflow. This chamber will also hold my reef octopus int 150 skimmer. The next chamber will be my refugium which will be around 12 inches long...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    All, I made the mistake of not putting baffles in my sump/fuge before i put it under my tank (which is full). The sump doesn't have room to come out (had to empty the DT just to put it in). I have been trying to figure out how to add baffles with the tank full of water and under the DT... I...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    hey all, i was at my LFS yesterday talking with the guys about my refugium bubble problem. They told me that i can and should add baffles to reduce bubbles. they also sold me a filter sock (which i am trying to figure a way to rig it up). I also was thinking about putting in a deep sand Bed into...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My major reason for wishing to divide my sump is to have a refugium section in which to breed brine shrimp, pods, etc., and to hold the macroalgae, so that neither the macro nor the animal life get caught up in the filters and pumps. Therefore I will need to add something other than baffles...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Besides micro bubbles, is there any reason to have baffles in your sump?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just got a 40 gallon Breeder to use as a sump for my 90 gallon. I also ordered a Reef Octopus NWB150. I've decided no refugium. So it seems I only need 2 sections? One for the skimmer/heaters. The other for the return. Do I want a huge return area and a smaller skimmer area? Should the...
  8. DIY Forum
    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of converting an acrylic Clear for Life aquarium into my new sump. The dimensions are 36"x15"x16", so it's about 37g. It would be for my new 90g tank. Here's a picture of what I had in mind: bubble column->skimmer section->refugium->set of weirs->return section...
  9. Diy Sump

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  10. General Reef Discussion
    im building my sump but it would like to know why i need to put baffles/bubble trap why do i need a bubble trap? what would happen if i didnt put a trap? and does it matter if the bubbles make it back to the dt?
  11. DIY Forum
    Hey guys, hope to get some help first time build trying to not make too many rookie mistakes!!! I Just bought a 20g high aga tank for my sump/ refuge build. I made 4 sheets of plexi for my baffles. The width fits perfect in the tank but I cant manage to decide on the heights? I don't want to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is 100% silicone ok to use to glue in my baffles? I have marine safe stuff from ace hardware but it's a small tube and kind of expensive and I'd need about 10 tubes of it
  13. DIY Forum
    Hi all, I am setting up a 36 gallon tank with a 15 gallon sump (used an aquarium). The size seems right, but how tall should I make the baffles so I don't keep too much water in there and possibly overflow with power down? The sump tank is 24"L x 12"D x 12" tall. Any guidelines? Once the...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My wife and I are making our first attempt at a sump! I have had the baffles cut and am ready to seal them in the tank. However i am worried that this Silicone (GE White II) could possibly be the wrong type for the job. Any thoughts? The bottle says 100% Silicone. In addition might as well ask...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So I just recieved my new Reef Octopuss skimmer and finished putting the new sump together. I think I did an ok job thanks to a lot of great knowledge/advice from the good people here on TRT! :wavey: I bought the used 20g from a lfs for $15 (not bad) then turned around and spent $50 on the...
  16. DIY Forum
    I have a 30g long I am using to make my own sump. I have a question about spacing on the dividers. The tank has 36" of space in it. I was thinking 8" for the settling area, 17" for the skimmer area, 3" bubble trap, and then 8" for the return pump. Does that seem sensible? Would you...
  17. Skimmers & other filtration
    If a skimmer says that its ideal water level is 7" constant, would it be ok to install 10" baffles in my sump? In other words, is the 7" a minimum? I imagine that if I set my baffles at 7" the water might possibly get lower than 7" on occasion. It certainly doesn't give me much leeway. With...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok here is the skinny. I have decided to add a sump to my 5.5 gallon reef tank, the main reason is so that I can add a good skimmer and manage top off easier. Equipment: 10 gallon tank Eshopps s-120 cone skimmer Return Pump Quietone 1200 I am going for 150 to 200 gph through the sump. The...
  19. DIY Forum
    Hi, I'm in the process of turning a 30 gallon long tank into the sump for my 90g tank. I managed to trade an old 30g hex I had for this 30g long. The 30g long was clearly used to keep mice or gerbils or the like. So, I took a razor to it and cleaned our as much of the old silicone as I could...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    The baffles on my diy sump keep breaking... The first time I did it I cleaned with vinegar, used normal plexi and it bent under the pressure and pulled away from the wall. The next time I used 1/4 inch plexi and it lasted much longer, but ultimately it also failed. :mad: It is going to be...
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