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Old 12-27-2017, 11:16 PM   #1
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Hello i just bought a 125 gallon tank with overflow. I am trying to figure out what size sump is okay with the room i have. I can get a 55 gallon under it and i will be able to empty the cup on my skimmer still. I was wondering how often the skimmer has to come out of the sump cause it will be difficult with the room i have
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:35 AM   #2
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The best sized sump is the largest you can fit. More water in the system = better. Dilution is the solution to most of our problems in this hobby.
As for the skimmer, it isn't often that you should have to take the entire thing out. As long as you have enough room to remove the collection cup to empty it and clean the cup/neck on occassion you'll be fine.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:47 AM   #3
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Ask unfortunately after trying a 55 gallon wonít fit under my stand. Looks like a 29 is my choice
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:39 PM   #4
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So i night my tank itís a 125 with corner overflows. It has a return pipe and drainage in each. The pipes that cane with the tank is 1 1/2 i was wondering what size piping i can use? Can i go with 3/4 or should i try to stay at 1inch
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I always think the bigger the better. If it was set up for 1.5, I'd stick with it.
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Alright so i probably have to go with pvc pipe instead of the flexible stuff. Do you think if i wanted to i could go down to 1 or 3/4 and still be oksy?
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I made my stand to use a 55g as a sump. I have heard bigger is better. Do you plan on a refugium? If so than will need bigger than a 29g.
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Alright so i probably have to go with pvc pipe instead of the flexible stuff. Do you think if i wanted to i could go down to 1 or 3/4 and still be oksy?
You could go down to 1. I wouldn't go any smaller than that.
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Not sure if you can understand my drawing lol but would something like this work? Have a ball value on every line
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Is the system already drilled for that many overflows? Iíd simply have one return line.
Other than that, looks fine.
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