DIY Sump

edd

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you need to figure out how many sections you need, water level then have your baffles cut and silicone.
 

Frankie Marble

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how can i create a 30 gallon sump DIY
What's up bvega? I like to see people doing DIY projects.... It makes the hobby much more interesting. Anyways I built my own Sump/Refugium out of a 40g breeder.

I guess what u have to ask yourself is what do you plan on doing with the sump. Then depending on the type of system you wanna run I could help you further. But as far as baffles go, I used c**** plastics for the acrylic & used egg crate to build racks. Pretty cool stuff I'll upload a pic for you.
 

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wassup im trying to create the same thing you have. i want a sump with a refugium, i just bought a protein skimmer and a UV sterilizer and an overflow box
 

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What's up bvega? I like to see people doing DIY projects.... It makes the hobby much more interesting. Anyways I built my own Sump/Refugium out of a 40g breeder.

I guess what u have to ask yourself is what do you plan on doing with the sump. Then depending on the type of system you wanna run I could help you further. But as far as baffles go, I used c**** plastics for the acrylic & used egg crate to build racks. Pretty cool stuff I'll upload a pic for you.
+1 Think of how you want it setup. My Reef Tank Sump is setup so water enters from the right camber into a filter sock in the same camber is my CPR Bak Pack 2 pump. The middle camber is my return as well as my Carbon and PhosBan reactors. The left camber is my refugium water enters from the DT from a separate feed I use 3 airline/dripper tubes to flow water through it. I feel the refugium should have less/controllable flow so the macro and LR have a chance to remove nutrients, my thoughts you can do as you wish.

Last thing is make sure you figure out how much water your DT drains down when you shut the return pump off so you can figure out how high you can make your baffles.

GLWB.....
 

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