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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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would this work? ideas needed! SUMP!

HI I am planning to built a sump under my stand which has three separated spaces divided by plywood. and this is my sump draw.

1. since i am a newbie, i am not even sure if it makes sense or not. so, can some experienced reefers please give me some suggestions on this?

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(the space between the each box is exaggerated)

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I am assuming that you are building a reef tank. If this is the case, what is the reasoning behind building a multi chamber sump? I see some flaws with this setup. One being that the chambers are joined with small pipes/tubing. If you have a block in one of these, then something within your system is going to overflow.

I have a sump in my freshwater setup, but the main purpose for me is to increase the water volume and get the workings out of my limited space in the main tank.

I would just go with a simplified design of a normal tank or acrylic sump with a return pump. You really shouldn't need a seperate chamber for the protein skimmer, etc.
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