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Old 12-31-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Building a sump.

Need to build a sump for my new 110, i happen to have an old 55 gallon to use. Does anyone have a link for building sumps? Or experience they can share for me? Thanks in advance.
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This is a good site for references and explanations - Melevsreef.com | Acrylic Sumps & Refugiums
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BTW this is a three part link.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sumps, Part I by Greg Taylor - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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Since its a 55 gallon would i benefit more from putting a refuge at one end?
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A refugium is always a good idea. I have one that is a 40 gallon with three sections.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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Im a little intimidated to build a sump, i need to save the money but i have a feeling this might not work. Do you a picture of your sump i can see and get an idea?
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Sumps are farily easy... I was stressed over mine too. Mine certainly didn't turn out as nice looking as I had hoped, but it's functional. Mine is a 20 long under a 40 breeder -

Left to right... Return area, refugium, bubble trap (should have put it after refugium and before return area), skimmer/intake area-




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For another reference, here's a pre-made sump that I got on a trade-

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I have a pre- made sump but im selling it with my 90 tomorrow. Maybe i should take some ideas from there as well. I hope i dont crack the tank, thats my worry along with having it actually work.
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