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Old 01-22-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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GRRR! I am so-oooo mad!

The guy called today, said he is bringing the tank tomorrow, but he has a small problem, NO, WE have a small problem.

Apparently, the sump will not fit under the tank! He called Oceanic and they told him the reef ready 2 is meant for the 175, and the reef ready3 is made for the 200 gallon tanks. So gee, now I guess I get to mickey mouse this thing until it looks halfway decent. Not to mention it is now going to take up over 10 feet of wall space.

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Old 01-22-2003, 10:46 PM   #2
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Can't he return the sump and replace it with te proper sump?
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
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Well, seeing as this is a "package deal", I imagine he cannot sell the 55 gallon sump, he said the next size down would cost 175. Frankly, I don't think I should have to pay for something smaller, especially when he should have known what he was selling. I am just feeling rather taken advantage of...

Now I am envisioning a sump on the floor next to the tank with a tablecloth tossed over it...instant furniture
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Ya and get you some $$$ off. After all the other sump is smaller.
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Could you guys tell me what problems I may be looking at if we have to
creatively plumb this?
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What are the measurements of the sump and what are the measurements of the stand?
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:02 PM   #7
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when you say creativly plumb what are you thinking about.

Obiovusly the easistes thing if there is no way to get the sump in the stand would be to put it beside the tank. If you do that then just make sure the drain lines do not have any sharp bends. The more bends you have the harder the water will flow.

For ideas on how to remotly plumb a sump you can look at my sump setup here

http://www.vafishfreek.com/gallery/Sump_Photos

My sump is on the other side of the wall so the pipes have to go thru a wall before they can get to the sump or back to the tank.
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sump measures 36.5 x 18.5x 19.5
http://www.oceanicsystems.com/products_aq_rrsumps.html

stand is: 73x25x32

The numbers look like they should work, but the guy says that there is
a support bar in the stand that will not allow it to go in.
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hm,

If the support bar is glued into place then your hurting. Unless you bust the support bar out and then replace it with another bit of wood that is screwed into position.

Course that would obviously void the warrantee on the stand if it comes with one.
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when I say creative, I am assuming (remember that I know zilch about plumbing)
that the sump must always stay much lower than the tank bottom. Meaning I cannot put sump on a stand ..... no piping can bend upwards ...gravity flow issues I am thinking...geez, it all looked so easy in the pictures.
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