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Plumbing a sump, the idea makes me want to cry
Old 10-25-2011, 07:18 AM   #11
 
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drill a non-tempered tank before you set it up. this will be your safest way of avoiding flood. i personally like glass-holes overflows over reef-ready tanks because they are a fraction of the size but still do the same job.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:27 AM   #12
 
Reef Ready tank hasve hole already drilled in them. Also there are a couple of designs that will get your through the flood barrier. And FailSafe
BeanAnimal Overflow
Herby Overflow
These you will have to drill holes in the back of tank.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #13
 
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And as for the availability of a sump in my area. Aside from constructing my own...do you think it'd be worth it to just buy a Berlin Sump off of marinedepot, or another internet website?

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:15 PM   #14
 
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And as for the availability of a sump in my area. Aside from constructing my own...do you think it'd be worth it to just buy a Berlin Sump off of marinedepot, or another internet website?

Aquarium Wet Dry Filters: Aqueon ProFlex Sump Filtration System at Drs. Foster and Smith

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #15
 
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Yup, was looking at that one earlier. I gotta measure it out and make sure a reef octopus would fit in there before purchasing, but I'll add that to my parts list for when I begin.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:21 PM   #16
 
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Yup, was looking at that one earlier. I gotta measure it out and make sure a reef octopus would fit in there before purchasing, but I'll add that to my parts list for when I begin.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:35 PM   #17
 
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The output of the powerhead on the return line, should that be based on a neccessary flow rate for the total gallon amount of my reef system, or should it be based on the length of the plumbing from the return line to the tank?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
 
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The output of the powerhead on the return line, should that be based on a neccessary flow rate for the total gallon amount of my reef system, or should it be based on the length of the plumbing from the return line to the tank?
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Can't be a powerhead, it has to be a water pump that has is rated at a certain gph with head loss. You want that pump to as closely as you can, match the gph coming into the sump. You calculate the pvc and bends in the return line for headloss to get as close as you can.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #19
 
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Is an RO/DI required? How does that work, does it plumb directly into my sump or do I just use it seperately and top-off from it manually (which I'm fine with, simpler the better - I don't need an auto-top off and to refill the ro/di unit)

I'm breaking down where I'm just going to make a thread to ask people to build me a tank with a complete equipment list. I've compiled pricing on most basic items but I feel like there's equipment I'm missing. I've decided I WILL be going with a sump for my first reef setup, and it may be a 40g breeder from petco (40 dollars on sale) and a stand I'll have to find online at craigslist.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #20
 
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Is an RO/DI required? How does that work, does it plumb directly into my sump or do I just use it seperately and top-off from it manually (which I'm fine with, simpler the better - I don't need an auto-top off and to refill the ro/di unit)

I'm breaking down where I'm just going to make a thread to ask people to build me a tank with a complete equipment list. I've compiled pricing on most basic items but I feel like there's equipment I'm missing. I've decided I WILL be going with a sump for my first reef setup, and it may be a 40g breeder from petco (40 dollars on sale) and a stand I'll have to find online at craigslist.
RO/DI is not required but really really a good idea, to keep your water very clean. You won't run into alot of phosphate and algae issues. An ATO is not a must, its just a thing to have that minimizes your daily hands on.
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