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Old 10-17-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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How's this sump design....about to build

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After many articles about sump designs this is what I came up with. It's a bit of "keep it simple"mentality.

What would you change? Is the second set of baffles over kill? Is the refugium big enough?

This sump is for a 55gal long FOWLR setup.

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Old 10-17-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
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here's the picture....I can't see the one I attached before.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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Looks great man!! I would definatly go with the second set of baffles...to keep plants from getting in your Mag 7, and the more baffles the less microbubbles!! Nobody like microbubbles!

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Old 10-17-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
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thanks...is the refugium big enough to be useful?
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I'm no expert, but I'm wondering why the intake section is so big? you could make the fuge bigger by moving it over... also not sure if the 2nd set of baffles are needed.. or the first set, really...
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I would say both sets are needed to keep the sand in the sump. other wise what would keep it there? With the baffel it makes it harder for the sand to get sucked thru the pump. Lookes great to me but you could make the intake side a lil'' smaller to increase the fuge.
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thanks for the input....after looking at it maybe the intake side is a bit big
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:39 AM   #8
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Right, I Didn't mean remove it completely, just remove the bubble trap from that side
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:25 PM   #9
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ok im in the process of building now...the intake side is now 7" and i kept both sets of baffles
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