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Old 08-21-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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size of sump

i am planning on building a 300 gallon reef and i will be tearing my 55gl tank down
will i beable to make a sump out of my 55gl for the 300 to save some money?
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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Yes, but the bigger the better. The 55 is large enough to hold your skimmer, heaters, pumps and still provide enough room for a fuge.
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ok cool and since my current tank is glass i guess i can get some plate glass cut to the sizes i need and make the sump

is there any plans out there for making sumps out of 55 gallon tanks?
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is there any plans out there for making sumps out of 55 gallon tanks?
You might want to post this question in the DIY forum. 55 gallon tank will make a good sump.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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A 55 would make a nice size sump.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:23 PM   #6
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Here a site that may be of help: http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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I think you will be better off using the 55g as a refugium and a 100g as a sump.
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