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Old 05-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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55g sump build questions

Im building a 55g sump and hoping for some advice on glass or acrylic dividers?
I'm thinking of going with 4 sections but it's my first sump build any advice will be helpful.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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I like glass, it is cheaper and silicon sticks to it. Why 4 sections? There isn't really much reason for more than 3. Google search DIY builds for sumps and that should help. I just ended up finishing my 20 long DIY sump.
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Thanks for the help much appreciated. I was thinking four sections to separate skimmer but not sure. Is it not worth it?
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It can do into your intake section with any other equipment you want out of your tank.
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This was my 55 gallon sump before i took all the baffles out. First section was skimmer. Second was fuge and heaters. And 3rd was the return.it should help you get an idea what you need .
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Thanks for the pic and the advice
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I did four chambers in mine. It's a 75. One chamber for intake and reactors, then next was skimmer so I could regulate the height of the water in that chamber, the Refugium , and last was return
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