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Old 06-08-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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cheap sump

i want to get a sump but i dont want to spend to much money. i was thinking of getting some sort of plastic container like a rubbermaid which ive seen like 19 gallons. u guys got anyother ideas to save money on this?
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I used one temp. when I broke my other sump in moving. Worked fine, just too small.
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ya but if i were to get a 19 gallon container as a sump that would be fine for my 33 gallon tank no?
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:11 PM   #4
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Use as big as you want. The sump is really just for equipment and water volume. I use a 20 gal tank(15 gal water) for a sump and a 25 gal rubbermaid container(20 gal water) for a fuge. Both work fine. I actually like the glass tanks better but I needed a drilled contaner for the fuge and did not want to drill glass so I opted for the rubbermaid.

Tanks have a smaller footprint so space is not as much of an issue. I think most say to usa as big as you can. I went with a 20 gal sump because it would fit under my stand at the time

Keep in mind a 19 gal won't actually have 19 gal of water. You need to leave room for when the pumps are off and the lines drain.

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