|12-18-2012 11:22 AM|
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!
|12-18-2012 03:59 AM|
very clean setup
|12-18-2012 01:53 AM|
|Micky75||Built this sump from a 55 gallon tank over the weekend for my 210 tank.|
|12-14-2012 10:33 PM|
i push 300 gph through it which is its supposed max rating. it does great for sure
|12-14-2012 07:59 PM|
Do you need only one pump to create a sump?
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|12-14-2012 07:19 PM|
|sbarbee54||I think I might be doing something like this, what size tank is this for and what size pump are you using|
|12-14-2012 12:52 AM|
|ftwchopper||Looks like that bio-bale stuff.....|
|12-14-2012 12:50 AM|
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 11:29 PM|
What do you have in there? It looks like some filter floss going to a drip plate then...?
|12-13-2012 09:31 PM|
mines pretty basic looking compared to a lot of these, for a planted tank you don't need anything special.
|12-13-2012 07:28 PM|
Sent from a dark corner in my happy place
|12-13-2012 06:55 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 06:24 PM|
|12-12-2012 08:17 PM|
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 03:08 PM|
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.
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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