Yesterday I got to work on a unique feature (IMHO
) for the sump. This is my spin on most of the DIY stuff I have seen online, a slider tray for the sump. Hopefully will help out with one of the issues I hear about all the time, maintenance and access. Since it's a very small tank I think I'll be able to get away with the idea.
The full extension sliders are from Rockler.com and are rated at 100lbs. I think this will contain a max of 8g when full so I should be right under it. I'm going to include a "kickstand" of sorts for when I have it pulled out. It's got a bunch of braces under that plywood so it's super strong right now. My kid stood on it
I don't foresee ever needing to pull it all the way out so it should be fine. If it doesn't work I can always remove it.
I'm also planning to bolt the stand to the wall because it's a tall setup, I'll have a hood which will make it even taller when I'm cleaning it and I have 2 kids.
Sliders on sale: $20
Current cost: $366