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Old 01-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #1
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30 gallon tank into sump - help

I have a glass 30 gallon tank that i'd like to turn into a sump / refugium..
does anyone have any diagrams or step by step pictures or something to show me how?
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:41 PM   #2
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Try this and the links embedded within it. I'm working on a smaller one right now (only a 10 gallon).

http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Re: 30 gallon tank into sump - help

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I have a glass 30 gallon tank that i'd like to turn into a sump / refugium..
does anyone have any diagrams or step by step pictures or something to show me how?

I just converted my old 29 gallon into a sump for my new 65 gallon tank. I'll post some pics once everything is installed and working.

The link midiman posted is very good.
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