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.