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Would This Work?
I want to make my own in-tank sump like the ones on a nano cube. It would be on the side of a 29 gallon tank, the side panel being about 12" wide and 18" tall. I would have an overflow on one side dropping down onto filter pads to do some mechanical filtration with mechanical media underneath it, then it would go up and pass by a heater and then down onto some filter media (not sure which would be best) then onto a filter pad and then to the pump which would go through a tube and out of the wall. It will be a sheet of plexiglass siliconed in the tank and the dividers will be the same. I drew it on paint after looking at a few of the filter builds for nano tanks. Would this work? If not, what should I change? And I would have a skimmer set up outside this sump unless it would fit in, maybe where the heater is.
Well what you've designed looks really good and will work fine as long as its all sealed in properly. However, If you have live rock in the tank you can get away without bio filtration. Its actually starting to be a no no now since they can build up debris after awhile and become phosphate factories. But if you remove the bio media that will give you a place for the skimmer and then the filter pad you have underneath will catch all your microbubbles.
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