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Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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55 gal FOWLR Sump Help

Hey all quick question.

I started my tank about 2 months ago now and everything is going great so far!

The only problem I forsee is that I am currently using a cannister filter and I can see some nitrate levels creeping up despite regular water changes and media changes. I want to transition to a sump but I dont know where to start.

I was thinking about going with a Model 1 Aqueon Pro Flex Sump: Aqueon Ľ Aqueon ProFlex? Modular Sump Filtration | Products

This way I can convert it to a wet/dry, refugium or berlin.

What else do I need to get this going? I cannot drill my tank because it is tempured so I believe I would want an overflow box seen here:

Reef Aquarium Filtration: Eshopps Overflow Boxes

But how do I know what box?

What else do I need? Return pump? What GPH do I need? PVC? Fittings etc?

There does not seem to be any good material on a step by step basis on what to do. Any advice/help/input is greatly appreciated.

P.S. My tank build is now in my signature!
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55 gallon, fowlr, sump

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