Here is the sump I had built. I tried to make the design as flexible and open ended as possible - suitable for both planted and salt setups.
My plan for this planted setup it to have shrimp call chamber 4 home. It's the biggest volume available and protected from the rest of the system. The pass through 3 is blocked with foam to keep livestock and plants from escaping, even when the pumps are off. Chamber 2 is free of equipment and the lowest water level in the sump, being the return chamber. The return pump is located in chamber 1 though, and plumbed to pull water through the bulkheads from chamber 2. The drain line empties into 1.
Chamber 4 is fed water from a line that branches off the return line. It allows me to keep the return pump from being restricted but still allows me to throttle down the return rate by diverting water that way.
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