Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-14-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
Sump salt creep

I have never run a sump before, but this weekend I am gettin a new 90g with built in overflow and stating one. Because cost is an issue my initial plan is to use some sort of plastic tub (As large as will fit) until I can fashion a DIY sump/fuge.

Many of the pics I have seen from people that go this route show the tub open. I am wondering would there be a benifit or any downsides to putting a lid on it with slots cut out for hoses and hardware?

I would think the exposed tub would lend to splashing and salt creep under the stand not to mention more water evaportation.

Thoughts?
__________________

__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 140
No need for a lid if the return hose terminates under the water level in the sump as it should anyway. I did had to add a sheet of folded up poly fiber to my sump to stop the skimmer return from splashing water.
__________________

__________________
Steve - DFWMAS
------------------------------------------------
92-gal Corner Bowfront: VHOs,PCs,LR,LS,Sump,Skimmer,Fish,Soft Corals,LPS (Born again 9-04)

29-gal: PCs,LR,LS,Skimmer,Fish,Soft corals (Born 9-04)
No_Floaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:30 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
Thanks, I had to change plans yesterday. I checked it out and realized that there was no way I was going to fit a 30g Tnak for planned Sump/fuge in the stand I was purchasing without putting it in at time of set up.

So, last night one 30g tank and 5 sheets of cut glass later I know have a sump that will be ready for this weekend. SO far about a $73 investment. Not bad compared to the $300+ prebuilt models I priced that do not include a fuge.

Here is the design I used off the DIY forum:

http://aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=53046

Mine looks exact except 30 gal and I still need to clean up the extra silicon. Very easy though.

I think I will use bio balls and a filter pad in the first chamber held in place with egg crate cage insteaqd of rubble.

I also plan to fasshion a lid using plexiglass over the fuge to install a light.
__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cree, salt, sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
salt creep batfire Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 12-08-2004 02:41 PM
Salt creep nguyen27 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 11-22-2004 04:24 PM
Salt creep? MarkW19 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 06-18-2004 06:41 PM
Salt Creep?? Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 02-15-2004 03:20 PM
What is salt creep? edison9114 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 09-15-2003 06:49 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.