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Old 11-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Can a sump be plastic?

Does a sump tank have to be glass or acrylic?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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Nope. I have read where people have made a sump out of a rubbermaid type square plastic whatchamadooly tote.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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A sump can be any container that'll hold water and not leach anything into the water.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Sweet, I have a bunch of totes!
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Sweet, I have a bunch of totes!
Not all plastics are aquarium safe for reef. There should be a print on the bottom somewhere stating the kind of plastic and you can check online. I'm not familiar with the different kinds but I know some members here are so maybe they will come help you out.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:01 AM   #6
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I just read 3, 4, 7 are food safe and saltwater safe. Anyone say otherwise?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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As long as its labled to be food safe your good.
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