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post #1 of 3 Old 04-21-2011, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow 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

Left Side - Return/Refugium

Front - Refugium/Drain

Right Side - Drain

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

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Top View

Right View - Drain

Rear View

Left View - Return/Refugium

Front View - Refugium/Drain

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-08-2011, 02:05 PM
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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?
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-16-2011, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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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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