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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I’m getting back into the saltwater aquarium hobby after being out of it for almost 20 years. Got busy with kids and coaching and gave it up for a while. Kids are grown now and I’m really excited about getting back into maintaining a saltwater FOWLR tank. I'm in the process...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 40 breeder with an Aquamaxx HOB skimmer currently. I built a new stand so I can get a 40 breeder sump underneath. I've been reading a bunch and can't quite get my mind around the sump design I need so I don't have a flood from the display tank. I'm drilling my tank with an...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here. I currently have a 40 breeder about 5 years old with no sump. I'm upgrading to a sump but have some questions I'm struggling with. I'm building a bigger stand so I can use my spare 40 breeder as a sump. I'm looking at the reef octopus classic INT skimmer. I can't post a link...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone I am in the process of starting my first reef and I have designed two potential sump designs before I go and build the sump I would like you guys to help me pick which design with a short detailed opinion why you have chosen that design. no refugium vs refugium
  5. General Reef Discussion
    found this article which was reccomended.......http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/aquarium-plumbing-basics/ Using that detailed guide I figured with my 3x 90 degree bends, 5ft head height, and my ball valve I ll be looking at a loss of 765 US gallons P/H (637 UK gallons P/H) flow ?????? really...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there , I have purchased a custom built tank they were selling off at my LFS its 88 uk gallon DT (106 US gallon) with a 28 uk gallon sump (32.4 US gallon). Its deep....30" depth, 24" Width, 34" length. Odd custom size i know.from floor to top 5ft 4 inch. New to sumps systems don't own my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Reading for a while, never posted. In college, 15 years ago I started at 37g reef not really knowing what I was doing. Ran out of money with plenty of algae to show for it after only 3 months. Vowed I would restart my reef at each next career step- never happened. Now, I am finally ready...
  8. DIY Forum
    I am in the process of re-vamping a 115 gallon acryllic cube aquarium. It had a huge wet dry filter under it and I am designing a sump to put in its place. It is a 32x32 in square cabined with an interior height of about 27 inches. There are moveable center supports which limits the size of sump...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Considering 155G FOWLR with a separate 40G or 75G reef instead of single 155G predator reef Multiple tank reefers - My questions are: 1. Sump Combined or separate? 155G will have sump in garage capable of 70-180G capacity and large skimmer. Is it better to have a combined sump for overall...
  10. DIY Forum
    Hi i am completely new to salt water and i'm looking to get into it i was wanting some feed back on my sump design I.E do i need to put more in it or is it good how it is
  11. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, I am new to this site but I have read a lot of posts and have found a lot of helpful information. I currently have a 110 gallon freshwater tank that i will be converting to a saltwater tank. The tank has about a 40 gallon sump with a section of bioballs within it. For the saltwater tank...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So lately I've been sifting through the many threads about bio balls that have popped up over the years. Many have led to heated debates with many contradictory opinions. While I feel I have a better understanding about them then when I previously started I still feel unsure about a few...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    Hey everybody, Just wondering if this sump design makes sense. It's a rough draft so hopefully you can see what I am trying to do. Skimmer first, then bubble trap, then refugium, then small bubble trap but more room in between to fit sponges etc... Using a 40 long. Skimmer section is 18" and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have this 40 long sump that worked for awhile but I don't if I just designed it wrong or what but here's my problem...I'm getting a blanket of brown dust like stuff in there which is probably detritus which great it's settling in the sump good right...wrong!! This is what happens...I have...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking about going back to my 29 gallon tank from my 54 corner tank. I hate the shape of the 54 because I can't create any good flow or aquascaping due to the shape. I know my 29 wasn't great but at least it's rectangular. I have a 20 gallon tank that I'd like to use as a sump & I'd have...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've been setting up a 75 with a sump. Trying to do things right this time and only do it once. I already have a 75 set up but rushed into it and now taking my time setting this one up and its going to replace my other one. I need a few pics of people's sumps how there don't Right with...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am just starting to set up my first saltwater tank and I have a few questions about the sump. I have a 75 gal tank and I have a 50gal sump that I am going to use. I also have a skimmer that I will put in my sump. I am wondering how to set up the sump for the best filtration. Should I do a deep...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Was looking for some opinions/constructive criticism on my sump build. The idea was to filter as much water naturally and letting the skimmer pick up the leftovers.
  19. 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...
  20. DIY Forum
    Please have a look at my system design and let me know if there going to be any problem with this. The Cyan pipe stand for overflow pipe, red pipe stand for return pipe. Thanks,
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