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Hi...

About to build a 3 ft planted tank... I am planning for an elaborate sump with filter media, a refugium DIY Co2 reactor, and DIY UV sterilizer.



The idea of a refugium in marine tank fascinates me, as it can be me employed in a planted tank... it could be used in multiple ways... like plant cuttings nursery ... floating plants addition for nutrient export... alternating photoperiod for the display tank... keeping parameter more balanced. Maybe planning to add 10w lights and few fast-growing low tech plants in the center section of the sump.

Also, I wonder how to pull by Co2 to the sump( will this be effective..?) I am just looking to keep display free from tubes and pipes.. except for the inlet and overflow outlet for the display tank...

Pls do share your comments, ideas, design suggestions... thank you
 

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Hi Smithim,
Thanks for sharing your design... its more or less components I needed in my sump..
Planning for a 60cm by 45cm by 45cm glass diy sump...

my C02 reactor and the UV sterlizer are going to be DIY... bit doubtful on how to go about it, with good flow rate for the main tank..
 

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Do you have the plans on the DIY UV? I don't get to see the DIY versions often.

Another Co2 option is an inline diffuser on the return pump. It may or may not throw bubbles into the display tank but it would be very efficient.
I try to DIY UV with the UV sterilizer setup available with RO filter units... it of 9w Philip bulb i think.... will have a small submersible pump for the input flow...

Oh.. thats nice to have inline return pump diffuser... but is it going to generate more micro bubbles, let me check it though ... thanks..
 
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