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Old 10-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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New sump design

I was originally going to do the normal baffled sump/fuge then when I saw the price of my glass shops for cut glass I entertained a new idea. I have a 40g breeder, I'm thinking of making a floating box made from plastic grate that will house chaeto. Ill also have my skimmer and pump in th the sump obviously. Would this be sufficient for filtration?? Any input is appreciated! Thanks
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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It would be sufficient for filtration, but the baffles are there for a reason - with the setup you describe you will have tons of microbubbles from the skimmer and drain lines that will get sucked up into the return pump and put into your DT. The baffles/bubble traps help to remove this issue, and are very effective at it.

Check home depot or Lowes. I believe they cut glass, and last I heard it was only a few dollars a cut. You could also use acrylic sheets, and score/cut them yourself (this is what I did).
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Lowes cut glass for me for free. You just have to buy the glass. Figure out the smallest size piece you can get and give them your measurements. The glass is pretty cheap.
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It would be sufficient for filtration, but the baffles are there for a reason - with the setup you describe you will have tons of microbubbles from the skimmer and drain lines that will get sucked up into the return pump and put into your DT. The baffles/bubble traps help to remove this issue, and are very effective at it.

Check home depot or Lowes. I believe they cut glass, and last I heard it was only a few dollars a cut. You could also use acrylic sheets, and score/cut them yourself (this is what I did).
Okay ya this is why I asked before I did anything. Thank you. Lowes by me only has 2mm glass which I thought was too thin?....
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Lowes cut glass for me for free. You just have to buy the glass. Figure out the smallest size piece you can get and give them your measurements. The glass is pretty cheap.
Ya I went in and asked but they only had 2mm
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It would be sufficient for filtration, but the baffles are there for a reason - with the setup you describe you will have tons of microbubbles from the skimmer and drain lines that will get sucked up into the return pump and put into your DT. The baffles/bubble traps help to remove this issue, and are very effective at it.

Check home depot or Lowes. I believe they cut glass, and last I heard it was only a few dollars a cut. You could also use acrylic sheets, and score/cut them yourself (this is what I did).
Where did you get your acrylic sheets from?
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Lowes where I'm at has acrylic by the glass. Different sizes and thicknesses.
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Lowes where I'm at has acrylic by the glass. Different sizes and thicknesses.
1/4in thickness?
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I used 1/8" on mine...
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