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Old 01-26-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
 
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Ok, folks. Things are beginning to move forward with the reef tank. The first signs of progress, Ive completed my Sump/Refugium.



Salty water is expected to hit the tank in about 2 weeks. WOO HOO!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
 
wow that is a nasty sump. Your an exelent handy man. actualy i have been having bubbles problems in my new tank so i thinki will turn my sump into somethink like that. How did you attach the glass to the tank? I heard silicon doesent stick?
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:36 AM   #3
 
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Big Steve I like your crafty sump. Only 1 quick question before disaster. Your water line will be about 2" from the top. Have you thought about insurance area if the power ever fails? I'm betting $1 tonight that in the event of a power failure your sump will quickly overflow. I don't mean to play devil's advocate but I would really hate to see the post about flooding your carpet and know I never said anything.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:37 AM   #4
 
Yeah he has a battery backup for the pump.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
 
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wow that is a nasty sump. Your an exelent handy man. actualy i have been having bubbles problems in my new tank so i thinki will turn my sump into somethink like that. How did you attach the glass to the tank? I heard silicon doesent stick?
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did you get my pm?
I used Aquarium silicone and, for the time being, it seems to be holding just fine. I will be testing the contraption a little later and will post on how well the silicone holds up. And No, i did not recieve a PM from you, could you try to resend it?

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Big Steve I like your crafty sump. Only 1 quick question before disaster. Your water line will be about 2" from the top. Have you thought about insurance area if the power ever fails? I'm betting $1 tonight that in the event of a power failure your sump will quickly overflow. I don't mean to play devil's advocate but I would really hate to see the post about flooding your carpet and know I never said anything.
Actually Mike, there is 4 inches the between the top of the baffles and the top of the aquarium (20 gallon aquarium). Based on the footprints of both aquariums, that should allow 1 1/2" of aquarium drainage plus the contents of both the inlet and oulet pipes. As long as the overflow box and an "anti syphon" hole in the oulet pipe are above that 1 1/2" line, there should be no issue with sump overflow. But yes, as Mikey has indicated. There will be a battery backup dedicated to the return pump and overflow pump (if i have one). So you can send your $1 to S.K.Austin c/o Glenville Police Dept, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville NY 12302 :D

But seriously, Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:15 PM   #6
 
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here's a look at the plans with measurements.

One note, the measurement for the inlet is actually 5 1/2", the bubble trap is an additional 1 7/8", so the First section should read a width of 7 3/8".

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Old 01-27-2007, 01:58 PM   #7
 
are you gunna do a skimmer?
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:00 PM   #8
 
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Yes, Skimmer will be installed in the inlet area of the sump.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #9
 
Silicon was pretty much made for glass so if thats what you used then it should never come off.

Lets see some water!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #10
 
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Lets see some water!!!!!!!!!!!
Um, OK.



You asked for it!
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