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Old 01-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Diy 10 gallon sump

I have a ten gal(us) tank i want to use for a sump with my 30 long. How do I even start this?? Please help with items, and where to glue walls.
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What are you planning to have in the sump? More rock, deep sand bed, skimmer, just more water volume?

With a 10g I would think to have just 3 parts, intake - middle skimmer or fuge - pump back to tank.
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The rule of thumb for most people on sumps is "bigger is better". 10g doesnt leave much room for anything. Is your 30g going in a stand? If so, you could fit a larger sump underneath? For example, a 20g long and have plenty of room for a decent skimmer, return section and a fuge.
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Could I use a rubbermaid container
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The rule of thumb for most people on sumps is "bigger is better". 10g doesnt leave much room for anything. Is your 30g going in a stand? If so, you could fit a larger sump underneath? For example, a 20g long and have plenty of room for a decent skimmer, return section and a fuge.
Yes it is pretty big too.. Could I use rubbermaid?
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Sure you could. A lot of poeple use those to expand the water volume to decrease parameter fluctuation. Search around for a "DIY Rubbermaid Sump"
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Check out "Melev's Reef". He has an awesome page describing sumps and their design.

Figure a minimum of 25% of the display tank volume for a sump.
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