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Old 05-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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thinking of building a sump

I've been thinking a lot recently of building a sump for my 75G with money that I've gotten from graduation. Also, what is a good design for one? I know that there are a lot out there and basic designs and that but how exactly should I go about it (Chambers, sizes, etc...) I want to be able to put my heater, skimmer, and all that jaz in there. Also would a 20g long be a big enough sump for my tank?

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Great web site. Explains all about sumps and how to build one. Sells them as well if you don't want to do it your self. Roam around his site for a while and it will tell you everything you need to know.

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Great site. That is pretty much how I got started with acrylics as well.

Acrylic makes a very nice sump/fuge without question. If you are looking to keep cost down, there is nothing wrong with using a glass tank with baffles you glue in yourself. Many here have had great success with that.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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I just built a 50 gallon sump for my 75, starting from a Rubbermaid container. Looks pretty terrible though and won't fit under a stand

On the plus side though, a 50 gal Rubbermaid is $20 or less.
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