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Anybody built their own sump?
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Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Location: St.Louis. MO

PostPosted: 2005.10.05(Wed)14:17    Post subject: Anybody built their own sump? Reply with quote

I have been planning this for a few weeks now and have just started building my own sump....not with a tank though. I went the cheap route and am using rubbermaid tubs. This is going on a 135g to make it SW. I am building 2 acrylic overflows that will then run down to a plastic 3 shelf container (one you'd see in a college dorm). On the top deck there will be 2 bulk heads dropping to the first tray. All 3 trays are drilled for drip trays now and will have media pads in them. A hole was cut in the rubbermaid tub lid and the shelf is siliconed onto it(using plastic adhesive of course). Three sheets of acrylic are getting glued into place tommorow so I have a section for bioballs, 1 for calerpa(with 2 strip lights over the top) and at last it flows to the last section with the pump on it. I have to be running 1200gph so does anyone know what size hosing I need from the skimer to the sump? I'll post pics of progress later on when I find the camera charger.

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Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Location: South Africa

PostPosted: 2005.12.05(Mon)4:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years of fish keeping = Good advice
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