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Old 03-01-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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How big should the sump be ??


I'm planning of building a small sump for my 60 gallon tank but I don't have much space under on my stand.

What's the minimum size my sump should be ???


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Old 03-01-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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What's the minimum size my sump should be ???
Just large enough to hold all the equipment you plan on putting in it, I've not seen anyone use less than a 10g tank, I personally would get the largest I had room for.


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Sump size

If you use a submersible pump, you can have a sump use up nearly all the available space. Most LFS can arrange to build a cheap glass tank to any specified size.

Bigger is better. For safety, you'll only want run the sump 1/2 full...or a least empty enough to hold water that flows backward from the tank in the event of power failure. There's another discussion on this somewhere...

I've got a 2' x 16" x 18" sump wedged into a 2' x 2' x 2' space. Plan, plan, plan and plan more...then do. To the inch, things are spec'd out so that I can remove and access everything.
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