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Old 06-03-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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20gal sump build

So after a long while and having cheato getting blown all over the tank i decided to build by own sump out of a tank i had first used as my saltwater tank while living in an appartment






Pre fittment and making measurements for cheato overflow


The corner is for the overflow incoming water which leads into the protein skimmer. The box wit the holes in the protein skimmer wall is for the gfo. I wanted as much water flow through this area as possible and ran pretty good when i did the pre water test. I let it air dry and noticed some water leak. After noticing the tanks been up for several years. (Estimate 14-15years) I decided to tear out the old caulk and replace it just for a safe mind. Its currently drying from resealing.

Live rock/rubble will be put in the tank overflow area for increased filtration

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Wow that is an amazing setup. Great work on all of the sections of the sump. I hope it works as awesome as it looks lol.
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No baffles to act as a buble trap before going back to the display tank?

Great job though.
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Nope no baffels. I've never had a problem with microbubbles. Sadly i set this sump up before my canada trip. It seems that somthing is leeching into the tank and isnt going so hot. Lost a Clownfish as far as i know of. Plate Coral went from a beautiful full purple to a stone white but we'll see what happens. I had 2 people switch out the sump to the older 10gal and did a waterchange. We'll see how everything is when i get back.

I knew i should have waited till i got back but for some reason wanted to setup so i could get the cheato outa my display
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What kind of silicone/caulk did you use as that may be where your leaching problem came from?
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