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Old 05-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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this sump any good?

I'm just wondering if this sump would be good for my 55?

heres the link to the stuff they are selling, and the sump is on there, but i'd try to get it by itself.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/for/161062411.html
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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Well, that is really more of a wet/dry filter as oppossed to a sump. With some easy modification it could be turned into more of a working sump. I would remove the white tray that the bioballs sit on and fill up the container with LR rubble (skip the bio-balls). Increase the water level so that the LR rubble is completley submerged and you are in business.
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do i remove the thing that the tray sits on? or is there anything? it looks like there might be.
and when you say fill the container w/lr rubble, do you mean the compartment on the left?

and wehre would the return pump go? I'm guessing the left? And what all would i put in this sump? i'd like to replace my fluval, but i'm not sure what all to put in it. I'd try to get a skimmer on one part (again, where do i put that? would i take the lid off the right and just have it in that part?) and i'd definatly put my stinkin heater in it...i cant stand seeing my heater in my tank, cuz its so big and the color stands out lol.

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This wet/dry is a bit different then mine, but check my gallery to see what I have done.
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Unless you have a custom 55 gal stand I can’t see that sump fitting in your stand. It’s got to be 15+” wide if it’s a 25 gal sump designed for a 120 gal tank.
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ya, my stand is just regular i think...it does however sit pretty far from the wall, like 6 inches or so, and its got an open back to it. I dont think that i'd get this one, but how would i go about setting one up, as far as what to put in it?
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How much space is under that stand? L to R, front to back, and height?

Also, are you doing fish only or reef?
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Also is your tank already set up with water? If so you will have to either drain it and move or get it through the front doors.
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oh, good thinkin about the front door thing...it might not fit, and i definately dont wanna drain it. As for the dimensions i'll have to measure them when i get home from school today, cause i gotta buy a tape measurer.

Eventually i plan to slowly switch to reef, as i get the money. Right now i only have the money for a FO.
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Unusually the front doors are roughly only 10” wide by 24+” high so getting anything through the front is not going to be easy. Draining is a pain but doable if you have a light stock load.
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