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toonyace316 06-16-2010 10:47 AM

My sump designs
 
Which of these three designs and their details is best? The tank is a 15 High to be under my 54 Corner, the 20.25 inch side going toward the corner. Designs 1 and 2 are side views on the long side, 3 is a top view. Grey shows water flow.

http://i48.tinypic.com/5yi2du.jpg
The 1st design.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2ujjgxh.jpg
Second design. Layout of heater and skimmer are like the next 2 pics and design 1.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2v3j9qq.jpg
Heater.
http://i49.tinypic.com/10dbfkm.jpg
Skimmer.
http://i50.tinypic.com/28vdaoi.jpg
Design 3.
http://i50.tinypic.com/1126hee.jpg
Refugium wall.
http://i45.tinypic.com/21mhpat.jpg
2 walls on entrance rectangle.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2ylpedu.jpg
Skimmer-pump isn't the actual shape, but similar size.
http://i46.tinypic.com/33wxp2g.jpg
Middle Bubble trap wall.
http://i48.tinypic.com/2nu4p5w.jpg
Wall bordering return.

Also, here are pages for all of the products needed. Tell me what you think. In order from overflow to return tube.

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...8&pcatid=18358
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...08&pcatid=8008
http://www.aqueonproducts.com/produc...-aquariums.htm
http://www.estreetplastics.com/1_4_x...1002095100.htm More likely to get a quote on pre-cut.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...Id=10053#specs
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=4590
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...04&pcatid=8004

bearwithfish 06-17-2010 07:08 AM

ok i like what you have drawn up the only mods i would make would be to put your rubble in the refugium and add a skimmer to the in section other wise i like number 1.... another option for ease of management would be try to put the heater in the fuge also just my opinion....

toonyace316 06-17-2010 07:34 AM

I was thinking about putting rubble in both. I guess you didn't notice, but i stated the skimmer was on the wall you said it should be in that design. It was kinda cut off. I prefer the 3rd, but thanks for your opinion. I am gonna talk to the manager that I know really well about this at my LFS.

onefish2fish 06-17-2010 10:06 AM

i wouldnt put rubble, but thats me. personally if im going to put any rock its just 1. the reason i do this is because the rubble in a slow flowing area is just as bad as having a sump full on bio balls on a saltwater tank.

the inlet on picture one, you can have this coming straight in, pref. underwater to limit splashing and noise, but you dont need a 90 on the end.

toonyace316 06-17-2010 10:11 AM

So it would be 1 in the refugium and nothing in the entrance?

onefish2fish 06-17-2010 10:26 AM

yea you dont need anything in the entrance, that is unless thats where you have to put your heater(s) or carbon/phosban reactors etc. if theres room but i wouldnt put anything in the entrance if this was my sump.
i would put the 1 piece of rock and some chaeto for your macro algae in the refugium, i wouldnt do caulerpa or any others for that matter, and prob a 6 inch sand bed in the refugium area but again thats if this was my sump.

toonyace316 06-17-2010 11:49 AM

I do have rowa that I might need to put there, but that's about it.


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