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Old 01-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #11
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Well then, the sumps you both have- how much room have you dedicated for the skimmer? Start there and then narrow your search with brand names and volume ratings.
You could try the Bubble Magus NAC + or the NAC 3.5.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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Here's a picture of my ten gallon sump on my fowlr tank. I was able to fit my old mini-g in there with some lr its not to complex but it worked really well
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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Holy kitchen sink batman!!! You managed to squeeze everything in there for sure huh? I thought I was going to have a difficult time later down the road with my 40g breeder LOL. If you can do all that in there I shouldn't have a problem. Nice job!
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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Thanks it 10 gallon was origanly only to house the skimmer but once everything was in front of me I realived I was able to fit a live rock and cheato section. . I still wish I have room like I do in my 20 gallon tho
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:00 PM   #15
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Wow, Paul! I'm designing a 29 gallon glass sump/fuge right now, and your sump is an inspiration! Here I was concerned about space!
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:24 AM   #16
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Thanks I'm glad my design is helping u out. Be sure to post some pictures so we can see how u made out..
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Will do, definitely. I intend to begin buying supplies next month, and work on it in my free time. I expect to have a finished product before spring rolls around. My design is pretty simply. 4 inch intake section with LR rubble to reduce splashing, and the skimmer, perforated baffle (or maybe one that overflows. Not sure yet), 16 inch long Refugium with DSB, macroalgae, etc, 3 baffles as a bubble trap, 6 inch return pump section, possibly with some mangrove shoots using the shallower water level in that section. All linear, right to left.
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Mangroves aren't really much as far as nutrient export goes. You would need many of them to match a ball of chaeto. They are a good conversation piece though.
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Mangroves in the return, chaeto in the fuge, and shaving brush in the display. I'm all about the plants, man. LOL
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I made a sump for my daughters 700 ltr tank. Worked out cheaper than on the net a self satisfaction is great seem them from £99 up on the net this cost half that and took a day to put together have ago and save urself some cash for something else all the best .
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