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Old 03-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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how to make a sump

Ok so I'm kind new to all of this stuff and I was wondering if having a sump would help me all that much
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Depends on the tank size and what you plan on keeping in it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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It's a 20 gallon and I plan on having 2 true clownfish and the clean uo crew and an anemone and some corals
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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A sump would be a great way to add more water volume to that small tank. Anemones require perfect conditions to thrive. I'd highly suggest getting a sump if you can.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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If you ever want to build one, then look up sumps that are made by manufacturers such as Eshopps. There are flaws to most manufacturer sumps because they try to do a one-fits-all types of setups. The reviews on those will tell you a lot and you learn how to make your own just by seeing how they work. Then read about other people's sump. Good luck.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:57 AM   #6
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Here's a great video on how to create your own DIY sump:
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Thanks much it was really informational
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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There's also a part 2 to the vid. Overall, very helpful in planning a DIY sump.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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Ya do u know what type of pump I should use for like a 10 gallon sump
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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What's the head loss on your system?
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