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Old 07-26-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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My Sump Plans

With all the sump plans out there, I thought I would venture out on my own idea and came up with the diagrams below. I wont be building this for a while and am still tuning the idea but the basics are there.

Filter floss and bio balls for filtration, baffles and flow direction changes to remove bubbles and a chamber to house a submersible heater and/or other equipment.

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oh, I did this all in Photoshop if anybody was curious...


edit: I didnt mean to put two pics out there
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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I would have the intake at the top instead of the bottom, this will promote more movement across your bioballs and filtration media. are you using an in sump skimmer?
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no skimmer - this would be for a large fw tank - but your suggestion makes sense - I'll note it on my drawings thanks!
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okay, I moved the intake and tilted the panel the other direction so I can actually clean the filter pad/floss w/o too much difficulty.

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Well, I am not an expert. I know little about sumps so take everything I am saying with a grain of salt.

You may want to make the sides higher that way, should the power go out, or your sump breaks, Your tank won't overflow the sump.

Does that make sense?
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yeah - I was thinking maybe that water level in the drawing was a bit high...
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