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Old 09-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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Make your own sump. It's too easy and cost effective not to!
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What happened is I went to my lfs and he wanted 120 for a 20 gallon. I was looking around for a fish tank I could convert into a sump on CL and found a DIY sump 20 gallon for $30 so I just got that. Check out some YouTube videos for some easy ways to make one.
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Buy a tank (id go 20g or so) then have a shop cut acrylic or glas baffles, then silicone them in. Theres videos on youtube and its dirt cheap
Looks like I'm in luck! I have an empty 20 gallon that I used to have a baby tiger Oscar in but he out grew it! Would I need to do any drilling? If so I can possibly make it out of that! I need to figure out if it's acrylic or not though!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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You dont necessarily need to drill it.
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #13
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You dont necessarily need to drill it.
Oh ok! Well I'm about to watch some videos on it so I'll find something! Ill post once I start!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:00 AM   #14
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Well, I couldn't find an actual how to video. I searched for about an hour and a half and all I got my searching "DIY 20 gallon sump" and "How to make a 20 gallon sump" were videos of people showing off their sumps they made. They didn't tell me how to exactly make one! Does anyone have a link for instructions?
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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I could help walk you through it. Pm if you want to
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #16
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On YouTube type in DIY sump and the first video that pops up is a step by step
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:10 AM   #17
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I could help walk you through it. Pm if you want to
there is a good chance I might! Thanks!
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On YouTube type in DIY sump and the first video that pops up is a step by step
ok! I'll check it out tomorrow! Thanks!
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So my 20 gallon tank is a tall... I can't make a sump out of that so which sump would you recommend? Also which protein skimmer??
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Just go on Craigslist the bigger the better. Shoot for 20 gallon minimum I'm looking to get another one larger as well.
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Just go on Craigslist the bigger the better. Shoot for 20 gallon minimum I'm looking to get another one larger as well.
ok cool! Thanks!
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