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Old 01-28-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Exclamation DiY sump or refugium??

Hello again. I think it is time for my first question. In the picture below is my new 160litre reef tank. I left beside 20 cm space to construct a sump or a simple refugium. Could you please help me with any ideas? What can I do?
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Hi!

You mention it is a Reef Tank.. Does this mean is has a built in overflow? I can't see from the picture if that's in the back left corner.

Any chance of putting a Sump/refugium UNDER the tank?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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You mention it is a Reef Tank.. Does this mean is has a built in overflow? I can't see from the picture if that's in the back left corner.

Any chance of putting a Sump/refugium UNDER the tank?

I am planning to do an overflow to the right side. With durso system the water will pass through the sump. I want an outside skimmer. Then with a pump the water would pass through the refugium and at last it will over flow into the tank? is that correct?
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The over flow is for water exiting the tank, from there I split the water flow between the refugium and the sump. The refugium is higher than the sump and drains into the sump.
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Could you please help me with any ideas? What can I do?

Get a stronger table!! That thing looks a bit flimsy to me. most of the support looks to be in the middle. try to find something where there is constant support the whole length of the tank. i jsut buil myself a table for my 55 that has 4x4 for the corner supports with 2x4s in between those. that thing will never break. Sorry that my comment is a bit off topic, but it stood out to me. You dont want to come home one day and find all of your fish on the floor in a pile of glass, sand and rocks.
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Here the pump is in the main tank and the overflow drains into the main tank via gravity.
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thank you very must for your time. i am going to see how to use it in my free space. thank you again
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