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  1. DIY sump

    DIY Aquarium
    anyone got any helpful advice? >:)
  2. Struggling with Nitrites

    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. DIY Stand and Sump w/refugium project

    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. Planted tank with Bean Animal style overflow

    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. Sump design, flow, UGF, and DSB questions

    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 Sump

    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. 55 Gallon Freshwater tank with sump

    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. drilling glass aquarium. need advice

    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. FS - 500 Gallon Aquarium Las Vegas $2500 obo

    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. Ran a submersable pump dry. Help?

    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. Cube Sump Build

    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. Sump Design for Cube

    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. small fry FINALLY GOES SALTWATER!!!

    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. joining multiple tanks

    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. Can someone dumb down wet/dry filter maintenance for me?

    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. how to make a DYI overflow?

    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. idea for overflow

    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. how big of a sump do i need?

    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. sump with no overflow?

    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. considering a sump...

    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...