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HeXoM 04-21-2011 01:04 AM

Sump Design for Cube
 
So I decided to make my own sump out of acrylic instead of having one a custom one built by Trigger Systems. They quoted me 380 and that is just beyond my limit. I researched on how to glue acrylic and I'm willing to take the plunge to make my own.
I drew up a rough scetch on Paint to get the measurements I wanted and then went from there on to make a 3D model. I used Google ScetchUp 8 to make this 3D model.
Let me know what you guys think.
If you guys have any suggestions, feel free to chime in.
This build is for a 50 gallon cube "24x24x20"

Rough Scetchs
Top
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...usta/Top-1.png

Left Side - Return/Refugium
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...ugium-Left.png

Front - Refugium/Drain
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...ta/Front-1.png

Right Side - Drain
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...rain-Right.png

Tried to draw my skimmer (AquaC EV-180) as well because I was bored lol


3D Models
Top View
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/minebusta/Top.jpg

Right View - Drain
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../RightSide.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...RightAngle.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...usta/Angle.jpg

Rear View
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../RearAngle.jpg

Left View - Return/Refugium
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...a/LeftSide.png

Front View - Refugium/Drain
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...usta/Front.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...busta/View.jpg

onefish2fish 05-08-2011 02:05 PM

it looks good. curious why you use a full sheet of plexi on the skimmer side to have the water come through the slot? why not notch the top and have it go up and over the wall at alittle bit of a lower point?

HeXoM 05-16-2011 03:58 AM

I did it so the light from the refugium will not spread throughout the sump. I dont want to have coraline algae growing in the inside of my skimmer.


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