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Old 08-30-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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Help me build my sump

I need ideas on how to build my sump. I know im putting baffles in it but Im not entirely sure what else to do or where to put stuff. There is so many different sump designs. By the way its for my drilled tank if that matters. Its a 20G long aquarium.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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okay, so what do you already know about making sumps?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:43 AM   #3
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I know the return has to be the same or a little more than the drain... I know you need baffles to keep bubbles down... ummm ya thats about it lol.
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okey dokey. read this, it will give you the basics: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ned/Page1.html
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I have. I understand how they work. I am just wondering what design I should use for my application. I would like to keep my heaters, maybe a hob filter for a qt tank and this skimmer Reef Octopus NWB 110 Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer - AquaCave in it. Maybe LR? havent understood the benefit for that yet or if I would need lighting for it or??
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Melevsreef.com | Acrylic Sumps & Refugiums
this should help as well, the web also have a lot of samples on different design.
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Ya I saw those too lol he has a ton of different ones.
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alright. so there are hundreds of different ways to do it. id use this design in this video.
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I like videos! Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:18 AM   #10
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yeah. the series helped me a ton in the planning stages of my sump
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