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 08-08-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Sump size for 38 gallon long?

Hey guys, just wondering what size tank I should be looking at getting to use as a sump for my 38 gallon long tank?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
matthewh133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:51 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 112
For a 38gal. I would say mabey a 10gal-20 long sump depending on what you what to do. This differs such as reef or fish only. One can get by with a canaster filter for a fish only tank. I have never ran the canaster, so I don't know how well they work. Over all it depends on what your gonna be doing and how much room you can spare downstairs. But keep in mind Bigger downstairs is allways better. For my 75gal tank I went with a 33long sump. In this i have a wet/dry filtration, a hydor skimmer, and a refug. All that ties in to only useing one return pump. I have had no problems in my tank that my sump can't Handel.
__________________

__________________
twisted metal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:55 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
I have a 20L for my 40g.
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Thanks for the replies guys. Well, I plan on doing coral, and adding a skimmer etc, so maybe a 20 gallon should do the trick for a 38 gallon tank?
__________________
matthewh133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:59 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
It depends on how much room you have in your stand. If a 20l fits in it then yes it should be perfect.
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Yeah, it's a 3ft (900mm) cabinet, so it will fit in there easily
__________________
matthewh133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by slitherbomb
It depends on how much room you have in your stand. If a 20l fits in it then yes it should be perfect.
I agree! Good luck
__________________
twisted metal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:03 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Cheers guys appreciated!
__________________
matthewh133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:10 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 112
Hey, no prob! Let's see some pic's when your all done.

Love the enjoyment of a saltwater tank.
__________________
twisted metal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:12 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Will do I'm nearly sorted now, just have to choose a decently priced skimmer I think. Can't wait to get it all up and running!
__________________

__________________
matthewh133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
8 gallon, long, sump, sump size

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
From 29 Gallon to 14 Gallon Bio Cube or 12 Gallon Nano Cube? TheTrav13 Nano Reefs 13 08-17-2011 01:50 PM
55 gallon sump help! johnnyboy1219 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 08-02-2011 05:21 PM
Sump pump size donh DIY Projects 7 07-21-2011 03:00 PM
My 2 Setups & Stocks JarJarDoink Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 5 07-09-2011 11:30 PM
Setting up a 75 gallon - need sump plumbing help :) catmel Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 07-06-2011 05:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:26 PM.


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