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Old 11-05-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
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Sump articles

Looking for some data on Sumps and Refugiums. I am starting a 90 gallon reef in January and need to determine if I should have a separate sump/refugium running underneath.

Any good articles out there that can explain these things and help me determine if I need one?

Also, I see many folks just making them out of 18 gallon plastic tubs - are there some good DIY articles anyone knows about too?

Thanks so much!

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Old 11-05-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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if you have not seen our sump and refugium articles I would suggest starting there. If you have additional questions we can help or point to additonal web resources.

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Old 11-05-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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Here are the articles that fishfreek is refering to: >>Sumps Explained<< and >>Refugiums<<

These are some others that I have found useful as well:
>>Sumps pt. 1<<
>>Sumps pt. 2<<
>>Sumps pt. 3<<
>>How does a sump work?<<

As far as DIY goes, ReefLady from this site has a great website. Here is a link to her site's sump page, which she uses a 100 gal. stock rubbermaid tub.
>>ReefLady's Sump Page<<

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Thank you!!!!!!

Thanks for the welcome back, fishfreek! I have missed it. Freshwater just isn't doin' it for me and in my reading, I think I have been able to determine my problems with my first attempt. Patience, patience, patience.

I plan on setting up a 90 gallon (40 gallon is just too small) and letting it cycle for no less than 8 weeks whether it needs it or not.

I was just recently reading about sumps and refugiums and want to do some reading to see if they will help my 90 gallon setup. It is going to be reef - only three or four fish.

Do you use a sump/refuguim? What about you, NaH2O?

Thanks again for the articles and extra effort.

Look for my new tank photos around the end of Christmas.

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Yes I use a sump and I will be setting up a refuge for my largest tank at some point.
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I'm in the process of setting my tank up. We just put a coat of marine topside on the welded steel frame for the stand tonight (2nd coat, then time to attach the wood). I do plan on having a sump and refug. The refug. I'm going to put above the tank in a side cabinet. Haven't decided if I'm going to use the rubbermaid tub I have or make a sump out of acrylic.
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