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 12-19-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 18
Whats a sump, A simple sump

I want to have a sump for my 55 gallon tank. I already have a protien skimmer for my tank. I dont want to drill any holes for a sump. I just want like 25 more gallons for my tank. Anyone have any ideas or blue print ideas ?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Mr.Maska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 468
It can be as simple as an overflow with a rubbermaid container under your tank and a pump to return the water back to the main tank. you could also put the skimmer in there for a "cleaner" look for your main.
__________________

__________________
JamesR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 18
how do i make a equal exchange with the water going up and the water going down to prevent a over flow
__________________
Mr.Maska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 203
Send a message via AIM to alarmguy66 Send a message via Yahoo to alarmguy66
Your pump in the sump will return a set amount to the tank every hour.

Your overflow will allow all water over a certain level to return to the sump, but there will always be a maximum amount the size of you piping will allow.

As long as your overflow is capable of returning more to your sump than your pump can return to the tank, you have no worries.
__________________
alarmguy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 06:51 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 18
that was the answer i needed thanks that answers everything for me great!!!!
__________________
Mr.Maska is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
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
simple plumbing question for DIY sump bytal DIY Projects 8 02-14-2010 09:20 PM
complex or simple sump? Speakerman General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 07-07-2009 12:31 PM
Simple Berlin sump advice acalayag General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 09-24-2005 07:14 PM
simple DIY sump for extra volume gatr_head Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 04-04-2005 04:48 PM
Whats would i need to put together a sump? eddiedellz Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-06-2005 11:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 AM.


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