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  1. DIY Aquarium
    anyone got any helpful advice? >:)
  2. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Looking for a bit of advice please. Have a new 360L tank (had 30L previously) thought I had cycled it, as ran it for about ten days, with fluval starter. Had water tested at LFS and showed fine. So moved my old fish (1 pleco, 2 rummy nose, 1 danio, 2 serpae tetra, 1 glass cat fish, 1 cory) into...
  3. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey guys so this isn't a help me post, its just a post that I figured may give people some ideas for their own diy project. I have decided that I'm going to do a little DIY project. I have a Rio 180 set up and decided that I want to Add a sump to it. I then had the idea that I would want to...
  4. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Living in Sulawesi, Indonesia I'm in the planning stage for an approximate 300 gallon square aquarium with a square overflow in the center of the tank. I settled on the style so that all sides can be viewed and can be set up differently with plants and open space. It will also give a full 2...
  5. Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    (1) In designing my sump for a 150 gallon tank, I believe that I should maximize the sump water volume as long as it fits comfortably in the oversized stand. I want to have a 20" overheight, but an old timer said that anything over 16" becomes very difficult (awkward) to access and maintain...
  6. DIY Aquarium
    I would like to make a DIY Sump and was wondering if anyone knows if this plan will work? , by the way, the black rectangles will be the separators
  7. Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am going to set up a 55 gallon tank in the upcoming months and would like to add a sump with refugium. What do you think of my plan, please advise me with what i should do to make it better. thank you the big rectangles that are colored in black will be the acrylic dividers that i will attach...
  8. DIY Aquarium
    Hello, I would like peoples advice on what size diamond hole saw bit to use on my 150 gallon aquarium. I have determined that it is glass and not tempered glass. The reason for the holes is I would like to run a sump and work on getting a mixed reef tank together. I looked on bulkreefsupply...
  9. TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    500 Gallon glass aquarium with stand and canopy. Includes: - 2' x 4' 85 gallon sump - four ocean clear canister filters Aquarium is 9' long, 3' tall, and 30" from front to back Stand is 9' 4.5" x 33" tall x 32.5" from front to back Some repair work has been done on the glass. The tank is...
  10. Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hey guys. I went on a week long camp afew weeks ago. During the camp my mom reported that the sump was outrunning the tank. I forgot to ask her to unplug the sump pump so it wouldn't run dry. Unfortunately, when I got home I had everything to do and I completely forgot about the sump issue...
  11. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I've been wanting to build a custom sump for awhile now. I have a sump that came with my CADLights cube, but it really didn't have enough space for a big skimmer or anything. So, I'm building this bad boy for a bigger skimmer, and just have the extra space for reactors and such. Plus, an extra 5...
  12. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    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...
  13. Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi guys! I just got my first Saltwater aquarium! Got it from CL. It is a 29g tank w/ 10g sump, lots of LR, some coral stuff, hood (bulb burt out, but they say the hood works fine), 2 damselfish (oh, great!:-?), some way cool inverts, and a bunch of other stuff. I haven't posted anything on...
  14. Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    here is the story so far: I have some tanks already set up and (to some peoples dislike ) have kept aquiring new tanks. I want to somehow join them all together using a sump system so I dont have to keep buying new filters and heaters every time I get a new tank. The tanks are all different...
  15. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    About 3 months ago I upgraded from a glass 75g w/ a canister filter to a 150g acrylic tank with a built in wet/dry filter. I have NO CLUE what I'm doing with this filter. I don't know how/when to clean it, where to put the filter media, how full the tank should be, etc. :| It's safe to say I'm...
  16. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    i am planning a sump and my tank is not drilled so i need and over slow, but i dont really want to spend 70 bucks :shock: unless i have too. so i was wondering if there is a way to make one for cheapper that works good
  17. DIY Aquarium
    i have a cool idea for an overflow, i have a cpr backpack protien skimmer, and i was wondering that if i drilled a hole just under the origanal exit, and ran my plumming down to my sump whould work. i would have a slightly larger return pump to compensate for pumping up to my tank -thanks
  18. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    i have a 55 gal reef tank and i want to make a sump for it:-D. how big of a sump should i make?:dunno:
  19. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    i really want to make a sump/refugium, but i have heard that if you have an overflow, and the power goes out it will over fill you sump and will flood your house? is there a way you can run a overflow and have something to keep your sump from over filling if the power does go out? and my other...
  20. DIY Aquarium
    ok so i have been watching and reading a great deal about sumps but i have a lot of questions i would like answered if you all could help me out.. ok so in theory i could use this on a fresh water tank if i chose to so i would essentially have more water and there fore have greater stability in...
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