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Old 01-26-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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Finally building fuge/sump check out my plans :)

Here is my rough design, please let me know what you think or how I can improve my design by adding/removing baffles etc.... I will be growing some macro algae in the middle sand part eventually and would like to increase my pod population with this as well. I believe my S.O.S skimmer box flows about 600gph so that's what will be running through here.

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Old 01-26-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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Looks good to me...


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oh yeah, what does everyone use to make baffles? I was thinking of trying to get some acrylic pieces at home depot but I think they may be too small and I"m assuming somehow I'll use plastic epoxy to install them?
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I think I may have a problem with the baffles. Since this container is plastic somebody mentioned that it will bulge, how can I make baffles stay put? How bad would this be without baffles, I mean would it really create that many bubbles being that the container is over 3 feet long?
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I would try to use a old tank if you can find one cheap you an silicone acrylic to tha glass.


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if you're using a plastic bin (like a rubbermaid bin) you could build a simple wooden crate to set it in to keep the sides from bulging. But I think you're better bet is as Dewey suggested and see if you can find a cheap used tank.
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Old 01-26-2004, 05:11 PM   #7
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oooooooooooooh another thing i kind of like to watch the life forms in the fuge,Pods etc. Its kind if interesting.



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I don't think I could fit a very larger tank under my stand. I would try to find a used 50g but my main tank is 110g but it's 48X18X31, so the inside dimensions of my stand are only 48.5x18.5 but the door opening is only 19.5 tall so a 50g would not fit I don't know what to do. I might just put the rubbermaid tub in without baffles.

BTW, the rubbermaid tub is 42 long and the bottom is 17.5 with the top being a little wider so it has to be squeezed to fit under the tank. The wooden crate idea would work great however the tub barely fits. I don't think the sides would flex once it's under the tank, however I do belive it'd have to install the baffles after I squeeze it in there. This is too difficult to figure out
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I think it would be okay without baffles as long as water is'nt splashing anywhere. If I make sure the drain from the skimmer and overflow run over a sponge or something and the water doesn't drop a few inches into the sump creating bubbles I think I'll be ok. Anybody think that makes sense? I guess I could also add a sponger to the intake of my return pipe hoping that might help as well?
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The rubbermaid is going to bulge like a mofo, and baffles will not work in it.

A 40 long might fit, but a 30 long definately would.

A 3/4" plywood box and a gallon of pool paint would fix you up, too.
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