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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so after reading for what feels like hours my brains fried, need a bit of input directly regarding my sump questions. Sorry if some of them seem obvious but new to sumps boggle my brain.Also i know people hate reading an essay but need to know. Thanks. 1. Is it just the drain size which...
  2. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 300 gallon tank and I have a very basic sump for the last 10 years. I am looking to upgrade and I am going to use a refugium setup this time for my sump. I need all new equipment and I'm looking for suggestions. I have 4 drain lines from my tank and I am going to use a sump tank that is...
  3. Tank Specs
    I need help with what I should have or changes i should make in my sump. It's a seaside sump not sure of the gallons but probably 20 or so. This will be running my 60 gallon soon to be reef tank. I'm currently running a refuge with a 3-4 inch sand bed and some live rock in it. Have some chateo...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Starting a 120gal build with a 40gal breeder tank. Just bought a refugium kit for the 40 gal. and was just wondering if a lot of other people have done this and if so, does anyone have pics of different ways they set it up. The 120gal tank is on the main level of the house with the 40gal...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm Jeff and I fairly new to the hobby. I started at the beginning of the year and I'm obsessed! I have a 20 gallon nano reef going right now and a 2 gallon pico reef for my desk at work. both tanks are running great and have been for months. Anyway on to my problem....I bought a 55 gallon tank...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    I just broke my sump while doing some maintenance so my question is will everything be ok for the night without being filter through my skimmer and being aerated by making its travels to sump and back? i have my power heads going inside the tank and put the heater in there. all i have are 4...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 36 gl tank, a 30 gallon "on the side sump" 10 of that 30 gallon sump will be a "light" refugium. I say light meaning 1 to 2 inch sand bed, small amount of cheato that I will keep trimmed, and an arrow crab. ( yes I know a refugium is not needed in a sump im keeping it for looks.)...
  8. The THINK Tank
    I am going to build a20 long sump for my 75 gallon tank. It will not fit under my tank from either the front or back but I can take the tank off and get it in threw the to of the stand.since the tank has to be off to get the sump out does any one think that is a bad idea? What would go wrong...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.melevsreef.com/acrylics/sumps/f/sump_f.html I am building a 120g reef and plan to build my own sump. The link above is for the Melev model F sump. This looks like a good design but possibly bigger than I need. Would anyone care to share their experience and advice on this...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    right now i have a 60g display reef tank and a eshopps sump ("RS-100"). the sump houses a return pump and a protein skimmer. My question is, "do I really need a protein skimmer if I want to turn this into a refugium?" It will be a deep sand bed with a catamorpha and some live rock. I am also...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, please check out my tank and let me know if the set up looks good or if there is anything I need to reconsider. I have a 220 gallon acrylic w/center overflow, 100 gallon rubbermaid sump and 50 gallon rubbermaid refuge. I wanted the refuge high so it could gravity feed into the tank -...
  12. Nano Reefs
    I need some advice from some experienced reefers here. I have a 28 gallon nanocube led that I've had for about a year, and we have had a tough time keeping algae under control. I've cut back on lights and it helps a little. From time to time, the algae will lessen considerably, especially...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    okay so im getting a 20 gallon long tank which is 30 1/4" X 12 X 12 ? correct me if im wrong okay so question number one, is the refugium best located in the center or after the return pump? i need to draw this out and get a picture, my skimmer has 8.5" base plus the pump so something like...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    i wanted to have a poll to see what kind of sumps people are running for personal research.
  15. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Hi all... again... So my tank is a very weird custom built tank (146cm long but only 46 wide and 28 tall) and I've been told that it works out to about 49 gallons or 188l. Now I am wondering if it would be possible to DIY a sump to put under it. What do I need? How easy is it to add a sump to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Okay I have to build a sump from scratch given my setup, I have a 30 gallon hex and I would like to minimize equipment in the tank so I am adding a sump. I've done my research and designed a sump but I still have a few questions unanswered and would like feedback on my design to see if there are...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi my name is Melissa, I have been lurking around reading everything these last few months, recently joined here. I inherited (persay) a 29g biocube that was a couple years old. I recently convinced my husband that we should get a 75g or 100g. but ....forgot we will be moving in 6 months. So for...
  18. General classifieds
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  19. General Reef Discussion
    Thanks to all of the extremely helpful advice when I first started this wonderfully expensive and time-consuming reef hobby, my 28gal bio-cube experience was very successful and now I am going to start spending even more money. I have purchased a 75 gal. deep tank with built in overflow and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    ok so im new to this whole thing and i have decided to build a 10g sump for my 29g reef tank. i was wondering if i have an overfrow box that does 600 gph what size pump would i need on the other end should they match exactly? casue i cant find one that does 600 gph the closest i can find is 635...
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