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Old 05-03-2014, 12:56 AM   #1
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Sump questions

I am getting a 55 or 40 gallon tank and want a sump I'm not new to saltwater so I know they usually go below the tank but it putting mine on a countertop mad was wondering if it's possible to do a sump next to the tank and if so what are the options
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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Hello please answer
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
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as long as the sump is lower than the display tank, I don't see why not. You are still utilizing gravity as the main means of moving water from the tank.
If you incorporate a refugium into the sump and use a little creative design concerning water flow through the sump, no reason why it can't be configured in such a way as to present the refugium section as another display.
That is exactly what I plan on doing with one either internal or on the outside of the main display, but either way it will be completely visible from a portion of the front and the one full side of the tank.
Why always hide the refugium out of site, there can be a lot of interesting things that would do well in a refugium.
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here is a diagram of what I was thinking may work for you;

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You could use flex tubing as your spray bar attach it to the glass using silicone II
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