I bought my 20L at Petco last week. If your a PetPAL member, or whatever they call it, this tank is currently on sale. I think I paid $30 with tax. I saved like $9
Here are some good Sump pages...
This is a great site showing MANY different ways to do it. He fabs evertrhing himself from Acrylic which is NOT what we want. But, he discusses Sumps in detail.. Great site!
Melevsreef.com | Acrylic Sumps & Refugiums
Here is another GREAT writeup on SUMPS:
Reefkeeping 101 – Sumps! by Marc Levenson - Reefkeeping.com
For my project, I'm having alot of trouble getting my local glass shop to cut me my baffles. I called yesterday, and the dude was all... Come on Down. So, I throw the tank in my truck, drive down, and the lady says they are aout to lunch for the next 3 hours... WHOA??
So I go back around 4pm, and she says they are too busy now.
I just called again today, and the guy said they are swamped..maybe tomorrow..I may just go down to HomeDepot and do them in Acrylic. I'd prefer glass though
Hey.. I also found a PIC of my current 10gal sump. Here it is.. No comments on the ghetto stand please. My wife actually sewed a really nice BLACK curtain that hides this (see the velcro).
-To the left is my HOB
Skimmer (AquaC Remora Pro).. Lot's of good skim in the trap ey?
filter in the back is an Old AC500. It's just loaded with LR
rubble and a 100ml bag of Purigen(just added)
-Overflow from Tank has the Large Filter Sock on it. I'm thinking of ditching this when I go with the larger sump. I have to clean it weekly
-Mag-7 return pump is in that little Box. I bought it at Walmart for $.99. I initially was going to just throw in all the LR
rubble into the 10g tank so I was protecting the pump. I ended up using the AC500 instead. On the return, you can see the two valves. One line goes back to the tank, and the other right back to the sump (has the block dot on it). I did NOT cement this part so I can move it around. When I do a water change, I just close the valve, point the line out of the sump into my pail, then open the valve. I empty 5gal and still have enough water in the sump to keep the two pumps going. I will use this line to fill/feed the refugium section of the new 20L sump.
- MAsking Tape is just my MAX Fill Line for when I top off. Youknow, so the Sump wont overflow if my Pump was to ever fail.