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Old 03-05-2014, 08:35 AM   #21
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That sump is way too small to be of use. It would have to be a pretty small skimmer to fit in a 10" O.D. compartment.
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Thanks for everyone 2 cents! I will try my best to build!

I know a 20B was mentioned, but I'd hate to do all this work and not be optimal... So what would be an optimal size (by gallons) sump for my 75? I know a 20 Long was mentioned, but is that optimal or should I try bigger? I can do a giant water change to lighten the load and remove the middle divider/brace to have a 36"L x 17"W x 21"H hole. According to this site (Aquarium Sizes and Weights Chart) a 20 Long is 30"L x 12"W x 12"H and a 30 Long is 36" x 18" x 12" and a 40 breeder is 36" x 18" x 16"...wondering if I should do a 40 Breeder or if it not really a big deal? Like I said, I'd just hate to do all this work and not get optimal results...

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If you could fit a 40 breeder, yes, that would be a better choice, however, it's exactly the same front to back dimension as your display, so I doubt very highly it will fit inside the stand. There is no ideal size for a sump to be. It's got to hold whatever you want to put in it, so the largest you can fit is the right answer.
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Your right! Derrr!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:30 PM   #25
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Should I get this over flow box if I get the mag 9.5 return pump: Amazon.com: Eshopps Overflow Box PF-800, 125 gal: Pet Supplies

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Sure. They should work well together.
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I don't know if you've decided what to do for the sump or not yet but bigger is better. This depends on your stand as I'm sure your already aware. I have a 55g sump under my 90g and wish I had more space in it. You may also be able to modify your stand depending on how it's designed. There is also the option to custom build a sump, either DIY or have one built. I have a friend who's stand limited his options with a vertical brace in the centre so he essentially built 2 sumps connected together at the back (divider/support had a 3" space at the rear) so it's a u shape. He did it all himself out of acrylic.
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That sump is way too small to be of use. It would have to be a pretty small skimmer to fit in a 10" O.D. compartment.
hate to barge in on someone else thread, BUT I have been eyong this sump as well, the psk 75 which is 20 inches wide. This would be for my 60g tank which is only 24 inches wide so i cant fit anything larger underneath. I was using a 16g tall tank as the sump but was looking into other options.

Wouldnt this sump be better than nothing?

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hate to barge in on someone else thread, BUT I have been eyong this sump as well, the psk 75 which is 20 inches wide. This would be for my 60g tank which is only 24 inches wide so i cant fit anything larger underneath. I was using a 16g tall tank as the sump but was looking into other options.

Wouldnt this sump be better than nothing?

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Is just using a 20 long and doing the baffles yourself out of the question?
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Oh a straight regular 20 wont even fit! Its 24 inches wide and the inside of the stand should be about 23 inches. The 16g tall I was using just fit inside as it was.

Just looking for options and opinions. I found the r75 on Amazon for like $132 so its a good deal, but curious about Mr X's statement.
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