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Old 01-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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Anovack 40B/20L sump build

Hello,

I figured for my first build head to toe I would put together a log as something to look back on in my early learning stages. I have done planted freshwater and have had a mixed reef biocube 29 for a year and had the itch to upgrade.

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This is the stand I built last night and plan on sealing it all and wrapping it in 1/4in plywood and staining that. Drilling the tank this week along with the doing the staining and plumbing.

I have 50 pounds of reef saver rock already. Looking into sump design now. I have eshopps pk 75-100 hob skimmer but want to throw in a vertex 150 and possible use for an upgrade. Light I am looking into radions G3 because I like the features.

I have gotten a lot of help on this site and I am sure I will be reaching out more! Follow along!
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2015, 05:23 PM   #3
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Here is my sump design I am aiming to get done this week. I would appreciate anyone's input on how to make it matter.

Using a 20L as a sump I measured it 29.5" of workable area. 1/4"thick baffles and 8" high with 1" between. 6" return area.

First sketch so nothing permanent...
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I have seen other builds with these power strips with individual outlet switches and though it was good idea. Just picked up 2 of these babies to put under the stand along the top. Thought I would share.
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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Personally I would scrap the very first baffle all the way to the left, as there's really no need for a bubble trap there, you just need 1 baffle to separate the chambers. I would also scrap the baffle all the way to the right. An over/under with 2 baffles should do a fine job with trapping bubbles.
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I have seen other builds with these power strips with individual outlet switches and though it was good idea. Just picked up 2 of these babies to put under the stand along the top. Thought I would share.
How are these powerstrips? Expensive?
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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I looked them up as soon as I saw them... Can't attest for quality, but par on price.

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Those are the ones and exact price and website. Reviews sounded alright...what sold me is I had a $50 Amazon gift card so I pulled the trigger....

As for the baffles, if I just went with 1 on the left by the skimmer should I make it taller than 8" and have it waterfall into the fuge? And if I went with 2 baffles on the right as you suggested should I keep them same size?

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8" should be fine, I think mine are 7.5". And yes, going left to right, the first and second baffles will be the same height (whatever your desired water level) and then the third and last baffle should also be the same height, but it will sit an inch higher as to allow water to flow underneath it. Here's what I did. I did a media tray for live rock in the first chamber, and skimmer in the middle chamber. Just picture the first baffle touching the bottom of the sump...

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Minor miscalculation on the stand. The sump will not fit underneath the stand because the inside legs are too wide by 1/8". In order to correct and not build a new stand I will take a detailing tool and take off 1/8" off each inside corner of the 4 legs about a foot up so the 20L sump will fit. This should not effect the structural integrity of the stand because they are not the load baring legs.
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