I am still trying to determine what do do for a sump - its amazing how complex some are. I would really like to build my own out of acrylic but not sure just yet... My previous sumps were very simplistic and really only consisted of one "zone"... I had a bio ball filled section that the input came from before dumping into the sump tank that included a skimmer. From there it was heated and pumped back up to the display tank. I am very interested in taking advantage of the time I have now and building a more useful and perhaps helpful sump. After looking at numerous examples here is where I am at... Please give me some thoughts!
If I just stick with buying a 30-40 glass tank I will then buy some cut glass to use as baffles.. I will use aquarium grade silicon to attach. Here is a design I found that I was thinking of copying.
If however I have some luck with finding a supplier of acrylic and bonding agents in my area and it doesn't look to overwhelming to do I would really like to try to build this Model J sump:
Melevsreef.com | Acrylic Sumps & Refugiums
Again, thoughts regarding these two designs would be appreciated as well as thoughts pertaining to the construction of either. Thanks!