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Old 10-14-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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What size sump for 90 Gal. reef?

What size sump should i build for a 90 Gal. Reef?
And my tank doesn't have a overflow, so, what i want to do is the same thing Chimera did (but my water wont flow to another room just into the sump which will sit in the cabinet stand of the tank)
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...=53805&start=0
I'm going to use the bulkheads to run the water down to the sump.
and i want to have a 10-15 Gal. Fuge Section.
I was thinking of cutting a 80 gallon tank i built in half and remaking it into the sump.
What i want to do is have the water flow down into some filtermedia like bioballs or something. then have the water run over into the fuge section. then have the water get skimmed then go back up to the tank...

Please, any suggestions, opinions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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I used a 30g and it is working great so far.

Here is the design I followed:

http://aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=53046

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Old 10-14-2005, 05:40 AM   #3
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JMHO.. horizontal water removal directed to your protien skimmer will be alot more effecent use of your skimmer.
You get much more of the protien rich water, surfase water, to the skimmer this way..
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:44 AM   #4
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I went the cheap & easy route for the time being. 18 gal rubbermaid with Mag 7 return. Eventually I'd like to get a 30 gal tank for it though.
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JMHO.. horizontal water removal directed to your protien skimmer will be alot more effecent use of your skimmer.
You get much more of the protien rich water, surfase water, to the skimmer this way..
What?! I'm not that smart. what does that mean? lmao!!
GreenMagi, Can you clarify for me?


I was thinking of using a 30 gallon tank. but since i have this 80 gallon i built laying around i figured i could just modify it.
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Old 10-14-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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Rough draft.
Oops that didnt work out well.
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ace.. check out the fist few pages of this link.. (its almost 800 posts long so try not to get too involved..LOL) I think it explains things well in the fist 2-3 pages..
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=554786
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BluePrint Rough draft (2nd try lol)
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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I am just about finished with my 90 gal Megaflow. I have a 20H for a sump and a 15H fuge. I agree with greenmaji. Have the surface water go directly to you skimmer is possible. Building a horizontal overflow as described in his link would be ideal. I have a Mag 7 with about 400 gph return. The overflow will mostly pull from the surface and drain about half directly to my fully modded ASM G3 and the other half to my fuge which gravity feeds back to the sump.
If you use your sump I would put the skimmer on one end and the fuge on the other with the return pump in the middle.

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Old 10-14-2005, 10:16 PM   #10
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Greemaji and saltwatersmac, Please help me understand.
I want my water from my tank going directly to my skimmer. then the skimmer water going to the fuge then to my return pump?
Am i understanding you correctly?
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