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Old 04-26-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Building a sump

I am going to build a sump using a 10 gallon tank. Could you guys help me in building this or guide me to a you tube video. Im looking for a sump with three chambers, chemi pure/sponge, refugeium, and skimmer/return.

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It's very simple I upgraded mine last night, I used a Rubbermaid container! Make sure then first chamber has enough room to fit you skimmer!
1st divider will dictate how deep the water in the skimmer section will be! 2nd will be 1 inch away from first and 1 inch from the bottom! 3rd gives enough room for the refugium ! Height is not important mostly there to stop debris from entering the pump!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #3
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It's very simple I upgraded mine last night, I used a Rubbermaid container! Make sure then first chamber has enough room to fit you skimmer!
1st divider will dictate how deep the water in the skimmer section will be! 2nd will be 1 inch away from first and 1 inch from the bottom! 3rd gives enough room for the refugium ! Height is not important mostly there to stop debris from entering the pump!Attachment 234978
Thanks for the help. Could you give me a list of the things you bought?
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If your handy at all 100% silicone and enough 1/4 thick acrylic to do the 3 pieces!
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You will need a skill saw to cut the acrylic, cut slow to avoid cracking the acrylic!
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:16 PM   #6
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Could I see a picture of your sump?
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Did it not show in my first post?
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:20 PM   #8
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Oh sorry I thought it was set up already. How big is that tub and do you mind finding the link? Thanks
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