Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-23-2009, 01:12 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Humble TX
Posts: 4
Turning a 30Gal tank into a Wet/Dry System

I just purchased a 200Gal Tank and it has already been drilled with an overflow setup. Overflow is a 4X4 area blocked out at the back corner.. In the original setup they used the overflow area to hold the filter media and the sump tank just had the overflow pooring stright down into the Sump Tank. Then they had the pump (900 GPH) on the other side just pumping the water back into the 200 Gal Tank. My question is or thought would be to reconigure this setup and divide the sump tank into sections which would then hold the filter media... Any advice on the best approach? I was thinking 1 area would house the Bio stuff and then it would flow through a filter and back over into the pump area...

Good idea? I am new at this so any pointers would be good.. Or if you have a site that has a drawing that I can plueprint my plans based on someone that has made one that works well...

I also see some tanks in the store that have two lines running from the overflow area.. Why do you do this instead on one like my configuration?

Aaron_Mullinax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
SW 20 & Over Club
ccCapt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,365
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
Here's a pic of my sump when I 1st set it up.

And here it is after it's been running about a year.
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote

30 gallon, dry, stem, system, tan, wet, wet/dry

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
turning an amiracle wet/dry into a sump tmkx3 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 01-18-2006 09:41 AM
wet/dry and reef system? hammerhead911 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 12-02-2005 05:53 PM
Wet/Dry System VS Canister caraballo70 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-04-2005 03:41 PM
wet dry filtration system for a freshwater tank pescado General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 09-28-2004 12:43 AM
Mag 7 too much from my wet/dry system? wrkalot General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 03-11-2004 10:11 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.