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    Post by burgh on Mon 07 Sep 2009, 22:13

    This is a quick over view on how to build a sump. I already cut out all my pieces.
    Your sump will be set up for your needs so no two sumps are the same.


    Here's a pic of the sump: I used a little over 1 .220 thick acrylic sheet 18x24 and a 10 gallon tank with black trim removed from the top. (Trim removed till completed.)

    10 gallon with all the chambers dry fit with tape to hold them in place.

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    from above: In this pic you can see all the chambers. Starting from left to right
    1st return pump chamber.

    2nd two 1" mini chambers that work as bubble traps. Break up air bubbles before reaching R. pump.

    3rd this chamber can be used as a mini refug for macro algae, sand, or LR. It also can be used for your heater, etc.

    4th chamber I divided into two parts: Smaller section is the intake box that will be filled with ruble and the water inlet. The larger section is where my skimmer will sit.

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    Here's a shot of the baffle and intake box. If you notice I have a piece of eggcrate below the black painted side. The side of the intake box will sit on this and allow the water to fill the skimmer section from the bottom rather than filling the box and flowing over. This will force the water to travel through the LR ruble and act like a pre filter.

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    Here's a pic of the baffle and the middle one will rest on eggcrate also.

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    These are my cheater sides. I cut a grove in the center of each (black marker lines), this will make it alot easier to glue the three together without and not have big blobs of silicon between each baffle.

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    Pic's of the three baffles taped together for a better idea of how they go together. After glued I can slide all three in place and only silicon the outside.

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    Two views of the skimmer and intake chamber.

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    Like I said this is a quick overview on how to build a sump. Also, all my parts baffles still have the clear plastic on except the piece sprayed black.

    Hope this help and feel free to ask any questions and add info.

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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sat 03 Oct 2009, 16:54

    This is AWSOME burgh,

    The price for materials will be easy on the pocket and the build seems straight forward..this is a very nice setup indeed! quick guide on how to build a sump 315146

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    Post by burgh on Sat 03 Oct 2009, 20:23

    Thank you much man. Cost can be very low, most people have a spare tank sitting around empty or scratched which is perfect. Other than that you only need 100% silicon and some plexi-glass. In all I think I have 20 bucks into my sump.


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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sun 10 Jan 2010, 03:06

    burgh wrote:Thank you much man. Cost can be very low, most people have a spare tank sitting around empty or scratched which is perfect. Other than that you only need 100% silicon and some plexi-glass. In all I think I have 20 bucks into my sump.

    Spare Tanks always come in handy!!


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