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Old 04-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Alright I have started my Sump/Refugium. I have my OverFlow Box (Eshopps). I am waiting for my Mag 7. I ordered a 45mm Glass Drill bit which I already received from BRS. I have already put only 2 baffles in for now I will get 2 more put in for my bubble trap. I also have cut a 45mm hole to connect the other 10 gallon which will be my Fuge.... For now just a few pictures I got so you can see some progress I got so far....


My first glass cut hole by me...

Plumbers Putty I used

and the Drill bit...
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Yes. I Practice on a couple old pieces of glass first before I did the actual tank... So far so good... The only hard part now is cutting the other hole in the Fuge that I got already setup for awhile now....
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I got my fingers crossed......
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I will post pictures from Time to Time to see my Progress hopefully this will help someone else out with doing a 10 Gallon Sump/Refugium...
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Well today I got the second 10 gallon Tank drilled... This was a Piece of cake.... I got the rest of the plumbing supplies. Still waiting for the Return Pump to come in.... I Just hope I don't get screw off of RC.... But here are a few more Pictures of the other 10 gallon.... I got in 2 Bulkheads from BRS....


The tank on your Right will be the Fuge of Course. Water will travel back down into the Sump....

Eshopps Overflow Box...

A Little bit of Plumbing work...
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Well I guess back to the Drawing board.... I will post a Picture on what I am talking about later... I finally had everything ready to get Plumbed and low in behold I went to put the first tank under my 55 and.... DANG IT... It did not fit. You would of think I would check something like this, I figured it would fit because of the Size the door is look big enough to fit a 10 gallon at least.... But I guess you live and you learn.... Now I am going to re think about that I am going to do and go from there.... Looks like my project is on hold for now.... Any ideas I will take to help me out...
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Ouch!

It will not fit through the door? Or will not fit inside the stand front to back?
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Well since that day I was able to get both tanks to fit under the Tank. I had gotten it all plumbed up and low in behold there was a leak in one of the PVC going into the return. So I had to saw most of it apart and redo it, but on the way to redo everything and taking everything apart CRACK one of the 10 gallons cracked on me. So now instead of having both 10 gallons I ended up with just one. So I re-plumbed that one and made a Small Refugium out of what I had with that one. So now I think it may have turned out pretty good... Here are a few pictures of my work.


At first it was sucking up to much air but I fix that problem.

Here is my completed work. A lot of bubbles that because of no Filter Sock yet. But i'll fix that problem soon enough. I can't get every picture up Photobucket has been acting weird with uploading multiple pictures in a row.

LR Rubble in the first Chamber

My Little Fuge Area.

My Return Area


That's all for now.... Wasn't a big project but should be good for now....

Hope you guys like it.
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