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Old 08-19-2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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Whooo Hooo, I'm getting a sump/refugium!!!

I've had all the parts and pieces like overflow box, return pump, tank and plumbing for a month or so and this weekend I'll finally have time to build it. I've been working on a MAJOR bathroom/shower remodel (complete tear out and redo) for a long time and I'm finally finished. Had my better half caught me working on a sump before the bathroom was finished I would have been sleeping in the doghouse, literally.

I got my design ideas from a local reef club member who got it from Melev's Reef. His works beautifully and is "power outage proof". I read up on the Durso standpipe. I'll try it without it first and if need be I'll add one.

I'm actually excited!!! 8)

7 month old 100 gallon. Hopefully on my way to a great reef tank. A few small fish and a few small soft corals. T5 HO Lights and ro/di unit.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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Congratulations. I remember when I added my first sump /refugium, it was like setting up a whole new tank. Post pics.

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Old 08-19-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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Refuges are a wonderful thing. Good Luck


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Sounds like fun,

Here's a pic of my sump/fuge...

Used the Miracle Mud and a bit of sand topping it off. I keep it lighted 24/7 and I do find myself looking down there as much as I do the main.
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