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Old 06-22-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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How big of a sump for a 125g reef tank??

How big of a tank would you guys recommend I use for my sump in the 125 that will (eventually) be a reef tank? The final factor will of course be what I can fit under my stand that is in the works, but what should I think about getting my hands on?
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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However big a tank you can afford and fit. Bigger is always better when it comes to sumps.
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:02 AM   #3
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My sump on my 75 gal is 100 gallons with a 20 gallon fuge. Then again, I really like stability.
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My sump on my 75 gal is 100 gallons with a 20 gallon fuge. Then again, I really like stability.
Just checked out your picture of your sump. Big! Are there any baffles of any kind in it? Do you have live rock in it? Is the refuge connected to it at all?
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I was going to put a 40g sump on my 30g reef.
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No baffles, there is a piece of plexi glass just below the return from the tank to prevent air from bubbling down into areas where I have equipment.

I don't have any LR in the sump, and only minimal amount in the Fuge. I fuge is connected to the sump with a fairly low flow.
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No LR, eh? Other than the skimmer, what other equipment do you have in the sump? Do you have any other filtration being used?
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90 gal here with at least 15-20 gals in my sump...like they said up above...whatever size you want and what will fit your needs and stand
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sounds good! thanks everyone...
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No LR, eh? Other than the skimmer, what other equipment do you have in the sump? Do you have any other filtration being used?
I have 100# in my tank, in my sump are my heaters, auto-topoff, skimmer and fuge connection.
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