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Old 03-26-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Design for a DIY Sump Tank

I was messing around and had an idea for an "In Pipe" Sump Tank. I would be interested to hear any comments or ideas anyone has about this design - I obviously haven't built it yet but I do intend to, so if there are any fatal flaws I haven't considered I would be eager to hear about them.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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It would be cheaper, easier, more effactive, and give more volume to just use an aquarium and silicone in some baffles. No need to reinvent the wheel.
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That's more a closed loop design than a sump.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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I was thinking canister filter.
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Thank you very much for your replies gents. You guys don't happen to have any links for examples of "closed loop" systems, do you? I am very uncertain about how to go about siliconing in the dividers in a sump and worried about overflow. That is kinda why I had been considering ideas for other options, just not certain about overflows and sumps. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Google "Melev's Reef". You'll be able to learn everything you need about sumps there.

A close loop system really isn't intended to filter the tank. They're designed to increase the current in a saltwater tank, nothing more.

If a sump isn't for you, look at canister filters. They work in a similar fashion to your design.
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