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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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Show off your sump!


Attention fellow Reefers! One thing I have noticed is that sumps are like snowflakes. No two are the same. Post your sumps here in this thread so we can all see each others creativity. Remember, its not a contest, it's just for fun and education!

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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ReeferRusty's 30 Gallon Reef Sump

Hey folks, Ill start this off.

Here is my sump, Originally it started as a three chamber, but I ran out of room down the line as my plant collection decided to multiply itself. I needed more area to house my bad Damsel and Purple Pin Cushion Urchin. So this worked perfect.

I have the following in or on my sump.
  • Custom Crossbones (Thanks to my 13 year old Daughter)
  • Two chambers - [Refugium] [Skimmer and Crash Zone]
  • 165 Watt LED Light Fixture
  • Return Gate
  • 1 1/2" Drain from display
  • 1" Return to display
  • Foam Block and Baffels to reduce micro bubbles
  • Reef Octopus NWB-150 Protein Skimmer
  • PanWorld 100PX-X 1270GPH Return Pump
  • ReefKeeper Elite PC4 Power Strips (4)
  • 4" Filter Sock
  • Cheato Algae
  • Red Grape Algae
  • Shaving Brushes
  • Live Sand
  • Reef Rock Rubble
  • Snails






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Old 01-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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I have nothing fancy. 3 chambers.

-filter sock
-live rock
-Bubble magus nac6a
-Mag 7 return
-TLF Phos reactor (GFO)
-Macro Glo fuge light

The middle chamber was intended for a fuge but after upgrading my skimmer from an ASM mini G to a NAC6A, it would not fit next to my filter sock but the setup is working great. I love overskimming.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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Nice and simple ! I have a schuran skimmer and rock rubble with a simple marine White t8 and one extract fan and 2 supply fans !

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These fans have made a huge difference in the cabinet in keeping it dry but obviously there's more evaporation
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Rusty, I wouldn't have anything that eats algae in the refugium. It defeats the purpose.
Mine is also simple, but a big larger.
It started out like this-

The shallow 50 gallon stock tank holds algae and some live rock, and drains into the 100 gallon stock tank on the floor that has another 60 or so pounds of live rock in it.

Then I went to two 50 gallon stock tanks, I added the filter socks, and a second skimmer. There is another 50 pounds of rock in the second shallow tank. They still drain into the 100 gallon tank on the floor.
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Wow how big is the display tank?
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300 gallons. 8' x 30" x 25" tall.
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How big is your Display?
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That looks like the back room of an LFS. lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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That's Awesome Doug, how about posting a front shot of that!
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