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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Added a 10 gallon sump on to my 10 gallon tank. It was running good until today when I did a water change. From what I can tell, I filled my sump back up to the line I drew when I initially filled it. When I shut the pump off it does fill right to that line. My issue is the water level in...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a reef octopus sump on my 55 gallon tank. i'm thinking of putting in a refugium. can i use an in tank refugium or do i have to break down my sump to add the baffles needed?
  3. Marine Depot
    NEW @ MD: Sapphire Sumps + ATO Reservoirs Blue accented gear from Trigger Systems available first @ MD! How to Set Up a Refugium Inside Your Sump
  4. Reefing Equipment
    I am in the very early stages of researching my very first saltwater tank. I have a 30gal that I plan to house zoas, (2)clowns,(1) firefish goby, and (1)Tail Spot Blenny. Would a sump be necessary for my plans? Or would a HOB be sufficient? I don't understand all the ins and outs of sump...
  5. DIY Forum
    Hi everyone! First time builder of a 30 gal. three chambered sump here. The dimensions are: 36"L x 12"D x 20"H. which will be divided into thirds evenly. I have read a ton and seen even more pictures on homemade sumps. Still, after all that, I still have not figured out three things. 1) In what...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    Hi I'm new to this forum but have been lerking for a few days, anyway my question is that I bought a Eshopps RS-100 sump, this not the 2nd generation, just need to find out is there any way to make a refugium out of this, or am I just stuck using it as a sump to hide my equipment? Thanks for...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a 75 gallon reef ready tank, and I'm just wondering on what size of a sump to use and how do I go about turning a tank into a sump with a refugium?
  8. DIY Forum
    Just waiting on the heaters
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150 gallon tank and i am going to purchase a sump/refugium i just would like to hear which ones are reliable.
  10. Treasure Coast Area Reef Keepers (TC.ARK)
    For all those who have aquariums and such and want an addtl place to show off yojr set ups, or share tips, or for buy sell strade I started a local page on FB. addicted reefsryles treasure coast. If you dont have a group or local page to chat on fill free to join. Thanks
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Currently have a 55g DT, no sump. Getting a 75g DT that is drilled, and I plan to use my existing 55g tank as the sump. I will be custom building the stand, but could use some tips from experienced reefers on the sump design. Here's the google sketchup, exact measurements to scale: The skimmer...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi everybody. I am planning on trying to build a sump. I was thinking about a 30 gallon glass tank. I thought I would make the first compartment the area where my drains come in and my skimmer sits. Then I thought I would have a middle section just for the water to run through. (No Refugium)...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I've bought a 120 gal tank. What size sump would be recommended for it? It will be a mixed reef.
  14. The THINK Tank
    Another Random Question. Ok As I look at the various sump designs I wonder if you could use a Rubbermaid tub for the main body.
  15. The THINK Tank
    I have a 55 gallon FOWLR tank. I have one clown, four pajama cardinal and one yellowtail damsel. CUC includes one large( almost two inch wide ) turbo snail, an emerald crab, fire shrimp, narcissus snails(3) and several blue leg hermits(6 I believe). I have a hob skimmer and power filter with a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I know there are a lot of sump DIY's on this site but I had a quick question to clarify. I just upgraded to a bubble magus nac skimmer and need to build a new sump as the previous had a 12" water level designed for a reef octopus HOT design. This is my first in sump skimmer so looking...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I'm starting my first saltwater aquarium and I have a few questions.:read: First of all a little about my setup. I have a 120g tank with a FLUVAL FX5 filter, Coralife 125 skimmer, 92lbs of live rock, Aquatic life 60" quad T5 HO light. & 2 power heads. So my first question is...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so I'm trying to get stuff in order for my 40g and I'm new to the whole sump thing. I'm getting the 110 reef octopus it's rated at 250gph so I have two questions. One is what would be the correct size return pump, and two.. I'm a bit confused on the intake/outlet for the skimmer I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to find out what in the world is this and is it good or bad I got an infestation of these things in my refugium they get stuck to everything glass, rock and phosphate reactor I don't have any on the main tank but my refugium is over taken by this things can any one help...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    In researching different items for my 120 build. Im trying to decide between a straight sump or just refugium or half half. What is everyones thoughs on this. What are some pros and cons to doing this.
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