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post #1 of 3 Old 01-31-2014, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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how much sump/refugium is too much??

Im going with a 225 or 240 gallon tank FOWLR setup but I have the space in my utility room to make a huge sump system. 3 tanks for a total of 230gallons

75 gallon first sump with inverts and LR to clean up the mess from the tank overflows

125 gallon refugium, DSB, 3 algaes plus fern plants, LR and shrimp. I have this tank already, was used for a fresh water setup

and a 29 gallon return tank for pump and heaters

is this too much?? I am going to have issues or will this work good since I have the space??
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-31-2014, 11:30 PM
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If you have means to connect them then it sounds doable. I personally think large sumps are great and multistage sumps can be just as nice.You will want some rather large holes drilled to accommodate the flow rate between all the tanks.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-02-2014, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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I will go with 2x 2inch holes for the drainage from both sumps with a big overflow box. I am going to build the stand and cut the holes in the sumps and make everything DIY. Im pretty handy but never did something like this so it will be a proud accomplishment when I do :)
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