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Old 11-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
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Here is my sump. 20 long from petco, they had the $1 a gallon sale. $15 in 1/4 inch plexiglass and $10 in sealant.


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very nice, If I stick with the hobby, I may try to build my own next time. I was too intimidated to try with my first one.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #22
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Another question: I know eels tend to escape without a top. Do you think one would escape from this?



There's about a half inch open in the front and a half inch open in the back.
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My understanding is you can't have any gaps/holes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #24
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My understanding is you can't have any gaps/holes.

I wasn't sure because people say egg crate is fine, but I'm sure that would be harder for one to squeeze through. I have plastic pieces I can attach to the glass, but not sure how I would run wires out. I guess I would have to try to drill the plastic.
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I would put the plastic pieces on and drill them. Good luck keep posting
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #26
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I would put the plastic pieces on and drill them. Good luck keep posting
Thanks for the advice. There's actually a tiny gap with the plastic pieces on so I can run a wire or two out. Problem solved. The only thing I'll be running out is a powerhead.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #27
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For those of you with eel experience... am I going to have to glue a lot of my live rock?
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My concern is that my sump isn't very big. I'd prefer to put the heater in the sump, but fear the water may be too shallow. I wasn't sure if it had to be completely submerged
why dont you just place the heater horizontal in the sump
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why dont you just place the heater horizontal in the sump
Yeah someone else recommended something similar. Can't believe I didn't think of that.
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So I hooked up the return pump. It puts the water back into the tank pretty fast. At that point the pump stays just barely fully submerged. Is that normal?
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