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  1. Reefing Equipment
    So I finally have a chance to work on my basement sump room build again ( wife and I had our first child so now that her room and everything is settled in back to other projects ). So my issue is that with my current setup my settling tank isn't ejecting water as fast as it's coming in. Right...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! So, as most of you know I have a Fluval 406 that I clean every single freakin day, so I got annoyed and I wanted to build a sump/ref. So, my friend had some tempered aquarium glass left over so I built a 55 gallon tank and converted it into a sump. I am not finished, just starting this...
  3. DIY Forum
    Hello. I am working on a sump for my 29G tank. I am thinking of turning the tank into a frag tank for SPS and others. The plan is to use standard 10G tank and put glass baffles using silicone. I am thinking of having Octopus BH-50 skimmer there and use Sicce Syncra 1.5 return pump. I am...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So, I had two planted fresh water tanks. One 90 gal and a 36 gal corner tank. Both were very nice but my wife wanted to convert to 36 gal corner tank into saltwater. I have never done salt water before. We got a bunch of stuff from a guy locally for really cheap. fluvial canister...
  5. Marine Depot
    Is it time to graduate to a sump? Sale ends 7/28/14
  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
    Howdy folks, I am considering a new sump design and I'd like to hear suggestions and critiques. My LFS has long rows of tanks with a big sump built out of a plastic livestock watering trough that is plumbed into all the tanks. Probably pretty similar to LFS around the world. Anyway, I'm...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150g Extra High with an Eshops WD 300cs, a Reef Octopus 300D overflow box rated at 2000 gph, and a Danner Supreme Mag Drive 18 rated at 1,800 gph. I still have to plumb the MD 18 to the display tank. The outlet is 3/4" NPT, and I was wondering what size and type of return pipe to use...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hello all just wanted to post some of my pics of my sump for my 55g build. not sure if i set it up right or if its big for my tank. im using a quiet one 3000 for my return pump. a corallite 65g skimmer.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I am building a 55 gallon reef tank with a 20 gallon sump and was wondering if you guys had any tips or help on anything involed I was going to go with a 700 gph overflow with a mag drive 7 return pump and 2x800 gph water circulators, spectra pure 90 GDP ro/di system, no skimmer for now...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i want to build a sump tank with a 10 to 20 gallon aquarium can somebody send me some pictures of theres and explain how it is set up, why it is set up that way and what the purpose of the tank is.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hello, so one by one been doing things to get rid of a hair algae problem and it has gotten better. Next on list is to clean my sump. i wanted to ask though, on the far side of my sump i have a refugium with live rock, live sand and crushed coral and chaeto. question is should i remove the sand...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So am a few weeks into being a member of TRT now and with the advice from numerous members here my tank is cycling nicely (4 weeks in)! Have added some live rock from another tank which had a little algae, but with the lights off has mostly disappeared, on the new live rock some brown algae has...
  14. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    I am moving mid June to a new location and then in December leaving Wisconsin. Need to part with my current tank, as I am not interested in setting it up again only to take it down a few months later. Asking $800 for everything! Items Includes: Oceanic 58 RR- 36"x 18"x 18" (Black) Oceanic Oak...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    It has a over flow double outlet from aqua traders rated around 1000gph and a 1300gph return pump from there. But my main problem is my sump.. i need a better design or bigger sump, i barley fit the 10 gallon in it cause of the width but a 20 gallon long wouldnt fit cause of its width unless i...
  16. DIY Forum
    I have fauled on several occasions to try and add a sump to my aquarium. Two things always happen. Either the sump overflows os the tank overflows. What am I doing wrong? I was using an eshopps overflow since I have a nondrilled galss tank.
  17. DIY Forum
    I am T-2 weeks (hopefully) from the birth of my first reef tank!! I am very excited - even started having reefing dreams. It is now time to build/design the sump and plumbing under my tank. I attached a sketch of my plans to date. I have a 40g tank that I'll use for my sump (36"L x 18"W x 16"H)...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a new 55 gallon reef tank and im looking to make a sump for it. I plan on using my older 10 gallon tank. I want to store it under the 55 gallon. does any one have any idea how to build it? im looking for complete specs/ideas
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to the hobby. I have a 25 gallon tall tank on a standard black pine stand. I have a 10 gallon tank that I can fit underneath but I have know idea how to make a sump or what I need to start. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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