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12-18-2012 10:22 AM
wkndracer Posting pics of another members build because he did such a fine job with it. The journal details on all aspects of his tank including the dry start are fantastic!

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Originally Posted by Dutchworks View Post
Time to start on the plumbing. With the great help from a fellow club member Jarrell, with access to some really neat equipment for cutting stuff, we put together the wet\dry sump this weekend.

The tank is a 40 breeder. There are 2 one inch inlets (the bulkheads) that stick down into a noise reduction chamber on the sides, the water then flows up and over the filter sock plate, down through the socks and then out through an opening that is level with the diffuser plate for the bio chamber. It then flows through the bio balls, out the bottom and through a bubble reduction area before hitting the sump. The sump has a built-in float control that will be attached to a RO system to refill for evaporation. The sump also contains the Mag 18 fractioning pump and heater(s) not sure how many heaters I will need at this point but there is plenty of room to add more.

My thanks again go out to Jarrell for all his help with this build.







Waiting on another bulkhead (in the mail) to finish it up. The really nice part of this filter is that top lid covers the entire sock and bio chambers to create a very tight seal to keep the CO2 in place.
12-18-2012 02:59 AM
HD Blazingwolf nice layout
very clean setup
12-18-2012 12:53 AM
Micky75 Built this sump from a 55 gallon tank over the weekend for my 210 tank.
12-14-2012 09:33 PM
HD Blazingwolf
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Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
I think I might be doing something like this, what size tank is this for and what size pump are you using
Its on a 29 gallon. its rated for 60 (their smallest size)

i push 300 gph through it which is its supposed max rating. it does great for sure
12-14-2012 06:59 PM
CoffeeLove Do you need only one pump to create a sump?

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12-14-2012 06:19 PM
sbarbee54 I think I might be doing something like this, what size tank is this for and what size pump are you using
12-13-2012 11:52 PM
ftwchopper Looks like that bio-bale stuff.....
12-13-2012 11:50 PM
HD Blazingwolf Looks a lot like a cpr setup
Which is what i have.. lemme get a picture up

and yes that is bio bale.. its awesome stuff
i just changed my filter pad so i haven't duct taped yet but u can see remnants of tape around the wet /dry area / drip pan
12-13-2012 10:29 PM
Tenuki What do you have in there? It looks like some filter floss going to a drip plate then...?

Tenuki
12-13-2012 08:31 PM
Ach1Ll3sH33L mines pretty basic looking compared to a lot of these, for a planted tank you don't need anything special.
12-13-2012 06:28 PM
NWA-Planted
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Originally Posted by biogenetic40379 View Post
here is my 55g sump on my 33g long. It was pretty cheap to build, since i already had the tank. Using a harbor freight pump (like $20, with a 3 year warranty) to pump water back to the display. I will be outfitting the "fuge" with substrate soon and i may change the sump light to a CFL (in a vertical position) with a clamp lamp reflector
Aren't your sump and tank sizes backwards?

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12-13-2012 05:55 PM
biogenetic40379 here is my 55g sump on my 33g long. It was pretty cheap to build, since i already had the tank. Using a harbor freight pump (like $20, with a 3 year warranty) to pump water back to the display. I will be outfitting the "fuge" with substrate soon and i may change the sump light to a CFL (in a vertical position) with a clamp lamp reflector
12-13-2012 05:24 PM
eoncloud
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Originally Posted by JoeGREEEN View Post
If you want to see elaborate sumps you should see reef sumps since they usually have much more equipment inside (protien skimmers & etc) and they have more partitions too (baffles).

But beautiful...

The beauty in most sumps out there is the function and the form is just a means of making the application of all things inside the sump practical.

Highly Planned...

Yeah Sumps take some planning. ( space in cabinet under display, refugium or not, type of filtration in sump, heaters space, pluming & etc.) but realy Its not difficult at all.

We all have are reasons on why we use what we use, but I much rather have a sump under a display than a canister.

I look at my display tanks my sumps are on the bottom and some behind cabinet doors

I also like using sumps for shrimp and fry refugiums.

For size it realy all depends on the amount of drainage before overflow siphon breaks and also on what you intend on placing/using inside the sump. I try to match @ least 30% actual water volume of the display tank. For example: 10G sump under 29G or 20H under a 55G

I will try and post more pics of my humble fishroom sumps including and acrylic diy sump later on.
+1, here's my sump from my reefing days, its in the process of being converted to a Iwagumi planted tank so the sumps complexity will drop tremendously



12-12-2012 07:17 PM
JoeGREEEN
on with the Ugly



These are some of the sumps in my lil' fishroom

The last pic is a DIY sump I built out of cellcast acrylic sheets,(i had the acrylic company cut to size) I had a remaining bit and used it for side bracing even though the eurobracing and acrylic partitions/chambers were more than enuff support. I guess overdid it because it was my first build, well @ least I dont have to worry about it.

Oh and I took these pictures late last night and this morning, hence the displays are not lit.
12-12-2012 02:08 PM
JoeGREEEN
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Originally Posted by Optix View Post
no offense intended but i always thought sumps were beautiful, highly planned, highly scientific works of art and feats of plumbing....eye opening thread!

whats the general rule of thumb for sizing a sump to a tank?
If you want to see elaborate sumps you should see reef sumps since they usually have much more equipment inside (protien skimmers & etc) and they have more partitions too (baffles).

But beautiful...

The beauty in most sumps out there is the function and the form is just a means of making the application of all things inside the sump practical.

Highly Planned...

Yeah Sumps take some planning. ( space in cabinet under display, refugium or not, type of filtration in sump, heaters space, pluming & etc.) but realy Its not difficult at all.

We all have are reasons on why we use what we use, but I much rather have a sump under a display than a canister.

I look at my display tanks my sumps are on the bottom and some behind cabinet doors

I also like using sumps for shrimp and fry refugiums.

For size it realy all depends on the amount of drainage before overflow siphon breaks and also on what you intend on placing/using inside the sump. I try to match @ least 30% actual water volume of the display tank. For example: 10G sump under 29G or 20H under a 55G

I will try and post more pics of my humble fishroom sumps including and acrylic diy sump later on.
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