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Old 02-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Official sump pimp club.

Some of the other filters have a pimp club, cameras have pimp clubs, why not a sump pimp club? I say we bring sump related talk to this thread to help others out with questions they have regarding set-up or issues with existing sumps. Any takers?

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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I would join because in a month i would be setting up my 80 Gallon with a sump. I had a sump setup previously on a salt setup.Ill be running CO2 with plants Discus and Angel fish.

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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Nice, I have a sump on my 125g co2 planted angel tank (would love some discus), I also have a sump on my 55g turtle tank.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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~25gal sump on my 125gal turtle tank. Wet/dry style filter, dual drains,dual returns, Magdrive 1800 pump. Drilled in the bottom for all plumbing and modified by me to allow the water to be filled 4/5 of the way.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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I've got a sump on the 75g in my sig.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:02 AM   #6
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So, who's gonna tell me what a sump does, how it's set-up and do I need one with a 30g tank?
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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So, who's gonna tell me what a sump does, how it's set-up and do I need one with a 30g tank?
http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html

Some things will be different for freshwater applications, but you can get the gist of it from the link. There's a 3-part detailed guide on them at the bottom as well.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #8
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So, who's gonna tell me what a sump does, how it's set-up and do I need one with a 30g tank?
Honestly IMO unless it's salt water you don't need one, but they are nice as you have
a larger water volume
cheaper (if DIY) to build that a canister
and I think it is easier to clean as well.
You can hide all of your equipment
customizable

The link below is great and will answer what it does and how it's setup.
But since it is custom you can build it to your prefference, and how it will best suite you.
I want this thread to be for people to ask questions regarding how this works, or how to set this up? or whatever.
By all means ask any questions you have.
I'll get some recent pics of my sump tomorrow and post them up.

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http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html

Some things will be different for freshwater applications, but you can get the gist of it from the link. There's a 3-part detailed guide on them at the bottom as well.
That is an awesome link.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:34 AM   #9
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Sumpin' FTW.

I'll take the #3 spot (er, possibly # 4 dependent upon zachary908)
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:41 AM   #10
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Count me in. 5 gallon display with a 55 sump.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:18 AM   #13
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# 7 yay lol
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:21 AM   #14
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I should have been on the first listing slammed! now I have to take #8... Gosh

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Old 02-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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I should have been on the first listing slammed! now I have to take #8... Gosh

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HEY!! me too cause its not like i haven't broadcasted my buying of one and installation

but look at it this way.. we are in single digits
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