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Old 06-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Building a new sump!

Many of you helped me with converting my sump into a refugium but now my friend is setting up a reef tank!
He's not sure in either a 75 or a 55 but he wants to use a canister filter, I personally don't like those, because they are so high maintenance!
So I talking him into building a sump but I'm not exactly sure how?
What do you all use to keep the dividers in place? Probably going to just buy a standard 10 or 20 gallon tank depending on what size he buys
But my first question is, how to keep the dividers in place? Is it a type of glue? If so, what kind is safe for fish?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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I used aquarium silicone bought at my local fish store.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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I used aquarium silicone bought at my local fish store.
How much did that cost you?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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You ought to be able to get a tube for a caulk gun for around $10. There are also tubes about twice the size of a toothpaste tube for $6-$8.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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You ought to be able to get a tube for a caulk gun for around $10. There are also tubes about twice the size of a toothpaste tube for $6-$8.
That's pretty good, an I have plenty of caulk guns!! How could I get the water from the overflow into the sump? I've seen a lot of different ways but what do you all think is best?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Flextubing is the easiest, though I like PVC myself. It isn't as hard as some people make it out to be.
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