Looking for advice on my sump design. Just in the planning stage of my project until my Wife to be (11/02) get moved into our house in Dec.
So here is the initial rough design. revisions are in the works to edit dimensions, and add the plumbing.
Here is the method behind my maddness...
1. Water enters through the sterlite drawers on the right. Each will have:
1st drawer Pot scrubbers
2nd Drawer Filter Media
3rd Drawer Carbon in bio bag
2. After mechanical. filtering water will flow to second chamber via 3 bio wheels.
3. Water will then flow to return chamber via 3 more bio wheels.
Return pump will be bulkheaded to sump rather than submerged.
make second chamber larger, then plant removing 3 bio wheels, and adding light to stand.
will have heater in return chamber
Return will be plumbed to have excess water re-enter return chamber to adjust flow rate, and help oxygenate water.
I understand that this is serious overkill for a 75 gallon cichlid tank. My reasoning is that I can be on the road a lot for work, and this will help my Wife to be, and her 3 sons be able to better take care of the tanks. Also I am setting up a 55 gallon planted tank as soon as I set up those inhabitants a new home and I heard that this is the way to go for planted tanks. Also SW
is in the future.
Any questions please ask, and I would love feedback on my design.