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Old 10-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #31
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Most I would say have a compartment for filter sock(s), then refugium (or not), then skimmer, to a bubble trap (several baffles) and finally a section for the internal pump or some room to go to the external pump. Mine is set up a little differently b/c my external pump has to much flow so it made the setup all weird...I'd recommend internal pumps.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #32
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Most I would say have a compartment for filter sock(s), then refugium (or not), then skimmer, to a bubble trap (several baffles) and finally a section for the internal pump or some room to go to the external pump. Mine is set up a little differently b/c my external pump has to much flow so it made the setup all weird...I'd recommend internal pumps.
Well Im not even sure if I'm gonna be using the external pump that comes with the tank... depends on how well it works I guess

I have a friend of mine thats gonna help me build the sump I think so hopefully it goes well.. should be getting the tank tomorrow or Friday so I'll measure the stand and see what size sump I wanna do
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #34
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Thanks! Its okay I forgive u haha any good with sumps?? Haha
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Kinda, built my own in my tank
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #36
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How big??
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Well I'm in the process of planning my next tank. Won't be for awhile as me n my gf are moving as of next May so we wanna get to where were going first then start the new tank(less to take with us).

My first and main question, is it better to get a tank with built in overflows and whatnot or just a standard 90G without anything? I know nothing about sumps/overflows/refugiums so bare with me as I am a quick learner

Next question is, what size sump would u recommend? Protein skimmer? Etc.

Like I said this is going to be an ongoing project, mainly just gathering information at this point.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
A 29 gallon sump will be very sufficient, my 90 gallon at home uses a 30 gallon sump with a bio tower and needle wheel protein skimmer. It's my basic reef tank that I can take care of at home. At work I have a 600 gallon reef tank and I'm working on building a 1000 gallon tank.

Also, if you can afford it invest into LED lights, they will last 10+ years and save you money by not having to replace bulbs every 6-9 months.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #38
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A 29 gallon sump will be very sufficient, my 90 gallon at home uses a 30 gallon sump with a bio tower and needle wheel protein skimmer. It's my basic reef tank that I can take care of at home. At work I have a 600 gallon reef tank and I'm working on building a 1000 gallon tank.

Also, if you can afford it invest into LED lights, they will last 10+ years and save you money by not having to replace bulbs every 6-9 months.
Wow you have some massive tanks lol any specific LED you'd recommend??
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Mines a 20 long for my 46 bf cause that's all thatll fit but I would go with a 40 breeder for yours since it has no center brace allowing for more options
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Wow you have some massive tanks lol any specific LED you'd recommend??
Ai lights are great, but Marineland is what I have on my 90 gal. The lights came with the tank and I figured I would try them out. They work pretty good and are affordable. I've seen them at Petco and Pet Smart.
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