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Old 03-31-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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sump size

Hey guys I am about to start the process of setting up a 225, letting it cycle and transfering my 75g over. Right now i have an old 55g i was going to get made into a sump/fuge. I was thinking though that that seems a bit to small.... I was thinking about getting one either custom built to my demensions or putting a 75g down there. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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what depth are the tanks,you dont want to struggle getting equipment in and out of your sump,otherwise as big as you like
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First, bigger is always better when it comes to sumps! That being said I think it is recommended to have 20-30% sump size compared to the DT. So that is between 45-67 gallons. Remember that even a 55g won't have the water all the way to the top in order to leave room for power outages and stuff so I would say go with the 75 if you can swing it.
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Appreciate the help guys!! I think that I am going to go with one built to utilize the max capacity down there.
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