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Old 07-20-2018, 04:39 AM   #1
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So it's been like 2-3 years since I got out of the hobby. Since I moved into my new place a little over a year and a half ago I've been planning on getting back into hobby in like another year or two but as fate would have it... one of my neighbors moved out and he gifted me his 120g tank and stand. Needless to say I'm super stoked about it! So long story short.... I'm back and I can't wait to get started!!

My last set up was a 55g FOWLR with a hob skimmer, canister filter and TAO LEDs. With this build I want to have a sump but I have exactly zero experience with them. Having said that I would love any and all input throughout this build.

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:54 AM   #2
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So it's been like 2-3 years since I got out of the hobby. Since I moved into my new place a little over a year and a half ago I've been planning on getting back into hobby in like another year or two but as fate would have it... one of my neighbors moved out and he gifted me his 120g tank and stand. Needless to say I'm super stoked about it! So long story short.... I'm back and I can't wait to get started!!

My last set up was a 55g FOWLR with a hob skimmer, canister filter and TAO LEDs. With this build I want to have a sump but I have exactly zero experience with them. Having said that I would love any and all input throughout this build.

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Man your so lucky to have that given to you. That's about the size I eventually want in my living room.

Do you have any idea what type of fish you qant, or if you will go with plants?
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I haven't really thought of what fish I want yet but off the top of my head I'm thinking some clowns, dwarf angels, yellow tang something along those lines, along with a few inverts.
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I haven't really thought of what fish I want yet but off the top of my head I'm thinking some clowns, dwarf angels, yellow tang something along those lines, along with a few inverts.
I see. I didn't know you were going with saltwater. I'm sure it will be awesome.
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Yeah I'm going it's going to be a fowlr tank. I would love to make it a reef tank but it's illegal where I'm at so fowlr it is
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Yeah I'm going it's going to be a fowlr tank. I would love to make it a reef tank but it's illegal where I'm at so fowlr it is
That sucks. I can understand why with many reefs in decline, but they can be captive grown and sold responsibly.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:17 PM   #7
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Had it filled with water for the past few days and no leaks. So time to drain it and give it a good scrubbing (I hate this part lol)Click image for larger version

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Building sumps is as easy as you want.
Some can have baffles [overflows] or not.
This is a good link with many different models shown.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...6ILwqnBUpc52FO
Many just make there sump out of aquariums .
Here is my latest build although it is a little more then most people do...
Another sump build...
You need to decide how you are going to get water to sump..
An HOB overflow is easiest without drilling .

Are you thinking of drilling ?
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Tempered glass so drilling is out of the question. I'm planning on using hob overflow and i have a basic sketch of my idea for the sump. I'll post it when I get to work and you can tell me what you think.
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So here's my basic idea for the sump. Ideas?Click image for larger version

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