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  1. DIY Forum
    Well I think I am going to give this DIY sump a shot. Quick background on my setup, 175 gallon DT with over 150 pounds of live rock and is in the process of a makeover. Here is a link to where it's at so far...
  2. DIY Forum
    I have a DIY 30g sump built as a refug. a eshopps pf-1200 overflow box feeding it. What sixe return pump should I use?
  3. DIY Forum
    Im planning my winter project of my 150 gallon tall build. I currently have a 55 mixed reef with a 30 gallon sump. Equipment includes an ASM g3 skimmer, uv sterilizer, and a 6 bulb t5 fixture with a built in timer and moon lights. Thats just the basics. I have another 55 that was given to me...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey folks, hoping someone who knows much more than me about sumps can critique my idea! Some background. I have a 180litre Juwel Vision reef tank and have been looking to put a sump in it for some time. As I am moving house in the next 6 months and probably upgrading my tank, I didn't want to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking to build my own sump. The tank I have is a Juwel 180 Vision so the stand did not lend itself to a sump (three separate compartments). I toyed with the idea of creating a sump with three different tanks, but after much research I have decided to build a support frame around the unit...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am new to this hobby and I am in the process of plumbing a 135 gallon reef tank. I am thinking of building a 51 gallon sump. My main concern is where I am planning to install the baffles. I am thinking of making them 13" high. Oh yea, the width of this sump is 17". So, the dimensions...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a spare 10 gallon tank laying around and was wondering how I could make it into a sump for my future 55 gallon reef. I have a external overflowbox. My questions are the supplies I need? Is it more cost effective than a rebuilt sump? The overall cost? Best return pump?
  8. DIY Forum
    First off, I'd like to say I love these forums. I've really learned a lot so far. I haven't had any kind of tank for years now but have had a wide array of tanks, and have kept tanks since I was a kid (well before internet), so not totally clueless. Last week I bought a 44 gal. hex corner...
  9. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Hey guys and gals, I am in st augustine and looking for a sump for a 190 gallon tank. I have a stand that has inside measurements of 59 long and 21 3/4 wide and 28 high. looking for a tank that will fit in there with ease. like a 36"-40" long or some where in there. will take a tank and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    thanks for listening im tommy and i am about to build a new stand for my tank so i can have a sump. its a 37 gallon column tank. i want to basically copy this sump because i also have a hob skimmer and dont have the money to buy another one. heres the link to my skimmer and the sump i want to...
  11. 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...
  12. Reefing Equipment
    Decided to upgrade. Purchased a 125 gallon reef tank. Making a diy sump using a 40 gallon long. Making a berlin style sump, sro 2000 int skimmer (what a brute), a set of baffles before my return pump. Using mag drive 12 pump for return as have dual overflows in tank. Will be starting upgrade...
  13. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Ok so i am new to the hobby so bare with me. i am going to build my own sump. i have a 55 bowfront tank. what size sump do i make? i have a hang on remora C skimmer i will be using. there is not an over flow on it now but i will be taking everything out to take it to be drilled somewhere. all i...
  14. DIY Forum
    Please have a look at my sump design. I like to hear your comments on this one. Also, can you tell me the pump that I am going to use, is this going to work to pump up from the basement to ground floor total height about 14' to top of the tank. Thanks
  15. DIY Forum
    Please look at my sump design and gave me your advise and comments. I am planning to build this sump but I don't know is going to work best for my 50gal tank. The sump running from the basement to the ground floor. Thanks,
  16. DIY Forum
    Hi, I have an existing 10 gal (13"x13"x13") tank and I want to turn into a sump for my 50 gal salt water tank. Can anyone tell me if that 10 gal sump would be fine for a 50 gal tank? I know that biger are better but I don't want to wast my 10 gal tank since I don't have a really big tank. Anyone...
  17. DIY Forum
    After a rather ponderous speculation, I have decided to incorporate a sump into my 20 gallon nano reef! I plan to do this next month when I get the supplies for my birthday. (dec 08) I will be faced with a bit of a obstical, or a test of nerves if you will. My tank has live stock, not much but I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I spent 3 hours yesterday carefully planning and creating my DIY sump. I used a 20L glass tank and cut 5 baffles out of acrylic. The baffles were slightly narrower than the tank so I had to tape them in place. I used aquarium silicone to seal all of the baffles in place. I let it dry...
  19. DIY Forum
    I saw these plans when I did a google search. Yours thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Is it possible to take a tube that you would do water changes with and use that as a siphon from your main tank into the sump and then take a canister filter that would suck water out of your sump and back into your aquarium? This is saying that the tube the water is getting siphoned out of...
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