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Small size Sump - help
Old 09-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
Small size Sump - help

The cabinet my 55 is sitting on is only 8" wide inside. I was going to put a glass tank under and convert it to a sump. I can't find one less than 12" in width. Any ideas [cheap] on what to use to make a sump?
Length and height are big enough
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to not put the sump under the tank. You could build a small cabinet to set beside the aquarium, perhaps as a TV stand or book case. The sump could sit underneath this cabinet. Take a look at Austin's original sump design on his 75 reef build. (Pictures & Video's area)

If you only have an 8'' width, you will have a difficult time with sump space.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:48 AM   #3
I use some large tupperware for my mini wet/dry on my 36g freshwater.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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I agree with pasfur, you'll have a hard time finding anything decent 8"w. You could use a drop system to where it goes above and pours into the tank, if you have the room of course.
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