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Old 02-28-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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DIY sump question

I'm attempting to start a 110gal FOWLR set-up. After becoming aggravated with a wet/dry that I attempted to convert to a sump (just too small and not enough room) I've decided to try a DIY model. The only tank I have available is an old 20gal. I've never run a sump before so here are a few questions.

I'm confused about the placement of everything in the sump. I'm planning on a Remora Urchin Pro - in-sump skimmer. Should the skimmer take the water from the overflow first, then flow through a refugium chamber, then back to the tank?

Is a 20 gal sump big enough for a 110gal aquarium?

Can anyone point me to a link to help with a DIY sump with fuge and skimmer? Seems like an easy find but I can't track anything down to help me out.

Thanks as usual. Can't wait to get this thing started and post a few pics.

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Old 02-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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Found a nice article. In case any sump newbie is interested...

http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html

Learned a lot. Interesting intro to sump design.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:51 PM   #3
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