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chuckd92 01-31-2014 08:35 PM

how much sump/refugium is too much??
Im going with a 225 or 240 gallon tank FOWLR setup but I have the space in my utility room to make a huge sump system. 3 tanks for a total of 230gallons

75 gallon first sump with inverts and LR to clean up the mess from the tank overflows

125 gallon refugium, DSB, 3 algaes plus fern plants, LR and shrimp. I have this tank already, was used for a fresh water setup

and a 29 gallon return tank for pump and heaters

is this too much?? I am going to have issues or will this work good since I have the space??

badxgillen 01-31-2014 10:30 PM

If you have means to connect them then it sounds doable. I personally think large sumps are great and multistage sumps can be just as nice.You will want some rather large holes drilled to accommodate the flow rate between all the tanks.

chuckd92 02-02-2014 10:00 AM

I will go with 2x 2inch holes for the drainage from both sumps with a big overflow box. I am going to build the stand and cut the holes in the sumps and make everything DIY. Im pretty handy but never did something like this so it will be a proud accomplishment when I do :)

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