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Old 11-20-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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My first DIY sump.

I have read a few how tos on them but i still am a little confused on where to place the 3 pieces of glass to trap the bubbles. Help me out guys. I got a 10G aquarium and had 3 pieces of 3/8" plexiglass cut to fit.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:35 PM   #2
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Something like this.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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I want to put my skimmer and heater in the tank too. What about something like this?

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For the baffles to work, all 3 must be together. You want to stop bubbles coming in the sump from the tank and from the skimmer from making their way back up into the tank.
Put the skimmer in the right side and lr on the left. You can use a piece of eggcrate and seperate the lr from the area your pump will be.
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lol im confused now... So like this?

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Old 11-20-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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LOL "Paint" masterpieces

Let me add this....the section where the lr is, that is your buffer zone. You don't want too much water in there so if the power goes out and the tank starts to drain, it will stop draining before that section overflows. The 1st section, the water will always be at a constant level. The drawing is basically my sump and the water in the LR section is about 4-6" deep.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:34 PM   #8
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LMAO i am really laughing out loud lol. We are paint masters for sure. Guess I wasnt confused then lol. Sounds good I am really excited doing stuff yourself makes it that much more unique to you I think.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:50 PM   #9
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this is a 20 long I used....
skimmer on far right
heaters in baffles
lr rubble
pump and Phosban reactor on far left
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Whats the reactor? And how did you get the eggcrate to stay in one spot?
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