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Old 01-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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125 gallon sump design help?

I am setting up a 125 72 inch reef tank. I need some help setting up a sump. The sump will be 48 inches long. Any help would be appreciated. Or any links to good info sites. Thanks guys.
I attached a pic of what I came up with so far. Only change so far would be that I want to reduce the 90 degree elbows and change them to 45 degrees. I guess it would help with the flow.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Looks good, but I would skip the mangroves. They aren't worth the trouble. I would also put the bubble trap before the return, not before the refugium. Is that an Eheim 1262? I haven't heard of a 1632.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Couldn't he have two bubble traps one where he has it and on before the return for some kinda media or something. I only ask because that's how I built mine lol
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I'd skip the deep sandbed and stick to the cheato in the refugium.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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Connecting hard-plumbed pvc pipe to a t-connector can be a pain. Cuts can easily be made too short or too long. I found it easier to use an expansion coupling that will make life much easier. The link below is what I'm talking about. Not sure if you knew about them or not.
http://www.plumbingsupply.com/pvc_ex...couplings.html
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I used clear flexible line from home dept! Nice flow easy to used!
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:37 PM   #7
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Ok I've spent a lot of time working trying to keep my 65 wide koi tank clean. It's been an up hill battle. I just installed a new sump setup with a fluidized sand bed and lava. Hopefully this will solve my problems.
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Here's my 30 breeder sump under my 125.

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
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Any reason your return is in the middle?
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By having the return in the center, I was able to raise the water level in the refugium to hopefully grow more macro algae, and to reduce the flow rate through the fuge for copepod cultivation. It also gives me a place to put my black and white clownfish since they didn't get along with the orange ones.
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