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Old 11-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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sump build

I I have 72 gallon reef tank an I would to get a sump for it but I'm not sure what gph return pump I need and overflow pump to the sump and would a 20-30 gallon be good
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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A 20 or 30g sump would be fine. Your return pump should somewhat match your overflow as far as gph. So if your overflow does 800gph then a return pump around 1000gph would probably be good.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Ok thxs I was also wondering I have a hob skimmer could I put it on the back of the sump or do I need a new one i also saw somewere that you could covert a hob into a insump skimmer?
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You could put the hang on back on the tank or the sump if it is tall enough. Have no idea though on how to convert a HOB to an in sump, sorry...
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Ya I think you can. Just sit it down in the sump. GL!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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You could put the hang on back on the tank or the sump if it is tall enough. Have no idea though on how to convert a HOB to an in sump, sorry...
Ok I'll put on the side of the sump but I'll try placing it in the sump to see if it works thxs
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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I forgot to ask this before my floor is uneven I shime my tank and I didn't relized untill it was filled that it was still 3/8 uneven would this cause the tank to overflow when I have the sump hooked up ?
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Anyone?? this was my main concern.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
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Put the overflow box on the low side of the tank, where the water level is higher and it won't be a problem. If it were me I would have emptied the tank into buckets/totes and fixed it but I'm somewhat of a perfectionist lol.
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the HOB skimmers are able to go in the sump but need to be set up at the same height as if it were outside the tank,they dont work as well submersed lower than they should be.
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