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Old 07-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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What to do?!?!?!

ok. so many of you know that i have 40b and i pretty sure its too late to add a sump. i have an open 5g tank and i dont know what to do with. Can i turn it into a sump? if not what are some other ideas?? any suggests are appricieated.

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Old 07-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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I shouldnt be to hard to do I did one myself with a 10gal tank. All you need is some plexiglass to make baffals and a over flow box. Here is a pic of mine so you can get an idea
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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well, you can, but is it worth the trouble? you'll have to get water from the 40b to the sump. you'll have to use a HOB overflow box for this, since the tank is already full of water and livestock., then you'll have to partition the 5 gallon tank so that the intake is separate from the return section. what will you use this sump for? will it have enough room for the intended purpose?
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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well, you can, but is it worth the trouble? you'll have to get water from the 40b to the sump. you'll have to use a HOB overflow box for this, since the tank is already full of water and livestock., then you'll have to partition the 5 gallon tank so that the intake is separate from the return section. what will you use this sump for? will it have enough room for the intended purpose?
Yeah... I have just been looking at sumps latley and i see that everyone is in love with theres and say that they help loads. i think instead of a sump i will make into a pico. does that sound ok??
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It helps loads, if applied correctly. I believe a 5 gallon tank isn't much help. It's not going to increase the water volume by much, and there isn't much room for a skimmer or refugium.
a pico is an ok idea i suppose, or a QT tank even.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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Don't waste your time with a 5g sump. My 40b has a 20g long tank as it's refugium/sump.
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