Originally Posted by Fozzy225
I been thinking about making a wet dry sump as well.I been checking out YouTube.got lots of different ideas.check out my first drawing
You could always check a professionally made sump/fuge and copy its design, but adjust the size to fit your setup. I personally own a ecosystem pro 4216 model and love it. Their sumps are designed for high flow. I run 2400 gallons an hour through mine which is great for the fuge part and main tank. You can never go to big. Just remember when designing your sump to leave enough room for a power outage. Many people including me have been very disappointed when we come home to a power outage and the check valve has let a trickle by for the last 10 hours and the floor is soaked. That's why this time I decided to go way overboard and get a huge sump. The added volume is always a benefit anyway. Last, watch out for sponges or filter pads, when they clog there's nowhere for the water to go. When a filter sock clogs and overflows, its goes into the sump anyway. Add a sock the simple way and purchase a $29 7" or 4" hang on sump holder.