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My 240g upgrade came in and as of yesterday it is up and running! Sooo much room for more discus now! :D

Anyway, here are a few pics. I'll apologize now for the shoddy quality. lol

60 gallon wet/dry sump. I had originally wanted 100g, but unfortunately, it would have taken up too much room in the stand.
 

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Freshly placed in the living room! We placed it directly on the concrete slab, which is why the carpet is ripped up around it. Part of selling this project to my wife was to make a deal. New tank for me = new flooring for her. The decision was made to put the tank on the concrete, and trim the new flooring around it. I have affectionately dubbed this tank "My Precious". haha! That's the old 125g sticking out on the right.
 

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Freshly planted and all occupants moved over! The tank is seeded with all the water from the old 125g, and all the filter media and mulm from the (2) fluval FX5's are in the sump. Needless to say, I'll be monitoring water parameters like a hawk to make sure I don't encounter a mini-cycle. The discus hid for about an hour, but after that, they were out exploring and back to reaffirming their pecking order.
 

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Misc tank shots. Filtration is 60g wet/dry, pressurized CO2 with EI dosing dry ferts. EcoComplete Fine grade for substrate. (2) 72" 10K LED's for lighting:
 

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That a really nice setup, great looking fish.

What type of wood is that stand? (I really like it, simple but looks very nice because of the wood.)
Notice you have only 1 center overflow, I plan to do the same, are you going to use herbie type drain? Are your returns out of the overflow as well?
What type of lights did you go with?
Do you have any pictures of your sump working and what type of pump did you get?
 

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Oh jeez.

Well, just 24hours later, and I've already found my first passenger to ride the overflow waterfall slide. :icon_roll

Was doing a quick eyeball of things and was rooting around in the sump, when I saw him swimming around the center chamber.

Which means he had to go through the overflow, down the drain, through the prefilter tray, through the bioball tower, then over two sump chambers. lol

Looks like I'll have to get some mesh to put over the overflow grills.
 

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That a really nice setup, great looking fish.

What type of wood is that stand? (I really like it, simple but looks very nice because of the wood.)
Notice you have only 1 center overflow, I plan to do the same, are you going to use herbie type drain? Are your returns out of the overflow as well?
What type of lights did you go with?
Do you have any pictures of your sump working and what type of pump did you get?
Just realized I missed these questions:

The stand and canopy are oak.
I didn't go with a herbie drain unfortunately. Tank is bottom drilled. I didnt' know what a herbie drain was until just now after googling. I had never run a sump setup prior to this. It has (2) 1.5" drains.
The 2 returns are on the edges of the overflow, yes. Each return is split into 2 loc-line nozzles. Return pump is rated at 2150gph at 0ft of head, so maybe a shade under 2000gph at 4ft (internal pump).
The lights are from BuildmyLED. They are the 72", 10K original (not the XB).
No videos of the sump in operation yet, as I'm still waiting for the custom filter pads to get in. The pads will be going between the baffles. I tossed all the Fluval FX5 pads and bioballs into the sump and wet/dry tower respectively, to help seed the tank.
 
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