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Old 09-16-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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sump glass thickness

I am currently building my first sw setup. I am using a 40 breeder for a sump. Was just wondering what thickness glass everyone is using for the glass dividers
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I used 1/4" glass dividers in my 55 sump. With a smaller tank, you may get away with 3/16", but I certainly wouldn't go down to 1/8". The 1/4" is pretty stout, but not too heavy or bulky to work with..... I'd recommend it. My local glass shop cut me two 12" x 15" panes, polished the edges, and rounded the bottom corners on one of the panes for $22.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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1/4" minimum for a 40B. 18" is a pretty wide piece of glass and it would be a mess if it flexed and shattered.
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can anybody give me a recommendation on how tall to make the partitions?
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What are the specs on your skimmer? 10" is about average. you can always put the skimmer on a platform to make the partitions higher if you want a deeper refugium, but don't forget to leave some room for the DT to drain into when the return pump is off.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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In my 40B I'm going to run 12" of water. That should leave me plenty for my 210 DT to drain (IF my calculations are correct lol) What size is your tank so we have an idea of how much drain you would have?
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sorry, my Dt is a 75 and I am planning on using a reef octopus Diablo dc 150 skimmer. The specs say Recommended Sump Water Depth: 5.5"-6.5" and I am planning on getting the Diablo dc 3500 return pump.
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i have always used egg crate to lift a skimmer.
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do any of you know is that recommendation a minimum water height can the water go up that high on the skimmer or would I have to raise it 5" to have have a 10"water height in the sump. sorry if these are dumb questions. Just trying to understand it all.
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do any of you know is that recommendation a minimum water height can the water go up that high on the skimmer or would I have to raise it 5" to have have a 10"water height in the sump. sorry if these are dumb questions. Just trying to understand it all.
You will have to raise it to the manufacturers water level recommendations
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