So I'm designing my own sump from scratch and would appreciate any and all input. I would like to integrate all aspects of a current system into one unit. My goal is to fabricate the system completely from scratch without buying pre manufactured equipment. I want to experiment with new ideas and functions like skimming, media reactors, uv
sterilization, mechanical and biological filtration. I am a firm believer that EVERYTHING can be refined to perform better. Here is my envelope for the sump... 48" long, 16" deep, and 16" tall. I have an opening of 34" tall so building up from the 16" will work ie: skimmer height. Here is a little background info about myself. I am the mechanical engineering manager and cnc programmer for a precision sheet metal and machine shop. I have access to a 4,000 watt cnc laser cutter, cnc mills, lathes, press brakes, and pretty much any other manufacturing equipment. I'm looking for ideas that no-one has tried yet or ideas that are "outside the box". Money is no object with this project as well. I want to create the ultimate all in one sump. Thanks guys and I'm looking forward to any and all input.