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Old 12-31-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Pleeeeease help... Sump question.

I have a 125 g reef and I've been trying to find a complete sump system to purchase. I cannot find anywhere that will offer a package setup with the overflow, sump/refugeum, return pump, socks , media etc. is there anywhere that offers the package deals?? Also If not, what is a good site to go to, I've searched endless places but can't decide which one. I'd like to spend around 500 if possible ( I already have a skimmer) for everything.

I have a pretty good amount of space underneath the tank. As long as it less than 14 inches wide, I'm good. Any links would mend much appreciated !!! Thank you!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Eshopps sumps come wih the filter socks (at least mine did) and I think they have some that come with the overflow. I know they have a line that has a partition for a refugium as well. Looking on their website, it looks as though the R-200 would be good for you which is 14" wide.

R_200 | ESHOPPS - Manufacturer of Aquarium Filtrations

If you are willing to experiment a little, you could probably make a sump with some glass cut at your local hardware store and a 30 gallon aquarium. Several manufacturers offer filter sock hangers for around $30.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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How do you order them?
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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Just buy a 33 or 40 long don't even have to get glass cut just just use plexi from home depot and silicone some baffles in extremly simple and much cheaper plus u can design it how u want.
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I really like that idea. Alot better than worrying about the glass cutting. Plus the sump for sale seem so over priced for an acrylic or glass box.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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They are stupid expensive I built mine for about 50 bucks. I just wish I went with the 40 instead of the 33.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Can you post a picture of yours?
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The lit up tank is my refugium.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:22 AM   #9
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Hey what do you think about using my Fluval fx5 as a return pump? Extra filtration? Or even just removing the guts from it just so it's pump only?
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A canister filter can't be used as a return pump. They work off gravity. You need to purchase a good return pump.
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