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Old 07-27-2008, 12:21 AM   #31
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I have room ontop of my tank for a rubber bucket. But no more room under my tank.

After the sump. The only room I have left is for wires and stuff

cuz there is a like a shelf area
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:38 AM   #32
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Thats 1 of the reasons I don't particularly like that sump design...unless the sump is real big. The fuge being divided in it's own section takes away alot of water from the section that evaporation affects.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:58 AM   #33
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Can I make my autotop off top off to the DT? But the switch be at my return pump section?

Is that a bit risky?
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:09 AM   #34
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I have a little room, not for a traditional glass tank

I could make another acrylic container that is 25x5x18. It would fit behind my sump agianst the wall, thats about 10g...


What are your suggestions?
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #35
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I would definitely have an ATO of some kind hooked to that return section of your sump. If you have room for the acrylic container you are talking about then I would go that route. I have to top off 3g a day in my system and if it were not for my ATO I would be in trouble!
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:18 PM   #36
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Ok Ziggy

so this is what Im gonna do.

I will make a seperate container in the back. Have a small pump in there.

Make the ATO from Melvs site and then put it into my return.

The water in the container will not evaporate as fast as the one in the return because its not moving and not heated right?

http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...minijet606pump

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http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...aqualifterpump


What do you use?
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I use a small pump I think it's 90gph...with clear tubing. I have a float switch in my sump and when the water level drops it turns the pump on. When the water level is back to normal the float switch shuts the pump off...
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Ok thanks everyone...

Will update when its done.
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