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Old 07-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Sump help!!!!

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I started a thread in a different part and needed help with the sump set up. Sadly nobody answered so far and I really need some input before i start messing everything up
Still debating the skimmer issue, dont know how much space it will need and where to place it with the drawn set up

ANY HELP WELCOME!
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Nice drawing looks like you got it figured out! Just need a section for the skimmer! Maybe divide the Rubble section in 2 and use first half for the skimmer.
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Nice drawing looks like you got it figured out! Just need a section for the skimmer! Maybe divide the Rubble section in 2 and use first half for the skimmer.
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do you know approximately how much space that would be?!
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It all depends on how large the skimmer is. When you decide which one your going to buy it will tell you how much room you need to have.
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This site has the footprints for the skimmers listed. Usually youre looking at like 8X10 or so.

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Thx guys
Well, I think by the time I found a skimmer I will just have to move around some rocks and place the skimmer Ina cleared area in the rock section. Don't want to reserve an area already and then don't have the space for it cuz they appear to vary somewhat in size
Hope it'll work out

BTW any special recommendation for sealant/silicone for the acrylic I'm cutting and placing into the sump? I just bought the regular stuff that was displayed there at HD

Also what do I use to glue together the PVC pipes? It the regular PVC pipe glue ok?
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If youre planning on a skimmer in the future just make sure you put it BEFORE your refugium so you dont whipe out your pods.

No idea about the silicone, sorry, I took the easy way put and bought a premade sump. LOL
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If youre planning on a skimmer in the future just make sure you put it BEFORE your refugium so you dont whipe out your pods.
Definetly so LOL I'm planing on having the refugium on the complete opposite site and flowing into the return section without ever seeing the other part of the sump
In the drawig it's all the way to the right side
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Nice layout.
Look for aquarium safe silicon.

IMO use something else to hold things together temp. For a few weeks and test it out.

In case you want to modify it later.
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Nice layout.
Look for aquarium safe silicon.

IMO use something else to hold things together temp. For a few weeks and test it out.

In case you want to modify it later.
Thx Heera!
Yeah, after spendin a loooong long time at Home depot I finally went to my LFS and bought the aquarium safe silicone LOL don't want to risk anything

I re-did my layout for the sump, maybe somebody wants to comment... Please!!!
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