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BUILDING A SUMP FOR MY TANK


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    HEY ITS ME...IM BUILING A SUMP FOR MY 55G TANK AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE SIZE I WILL NEED FOR THIS........



    TY



    CHRIS

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    O AND ALSO WHAT IS THE RIGHT FLOW OF WATER SHOULD IT BE...


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    CHRIS

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    Chris depending on what your keep alot of people vary opinion on flow. Im currently with a 55g, set up as a coral reef type tank, running a MAG 9.5 & two power heads, I consider this to little, and plan to upgrade in the future.

    A sump I would imagine it depends what you plan to keep in it. If its a refugium style with space for skimmer and such you'll probably need a wide sump maybe at least 20gallons? Its the space that ends up mattering more than the gallons even though more gallons usually means a more stable system.

    Good luck feel free to ask more questions.
    55 Gallon. One year old, and looking SUPER.

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    TY FATMAN I WANT A REEF TANK...YES I WAS THINKING OF HAVING A REFUGIUM AND THE SPACE FOR THE SKIMMER ..SO A 20G WILL BE OK . AND ALSO I NEED TO GET AND OVERFLOW BOX THE ONE IM LOOKING AT HADS A FLOW RATE OF 500GPH AND DO I NEED A REPUMP AT THE SAME GPH?

    CHRIS

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    I run a 30 long 36LX12WX17H Under my 55G. I had to modify the rear center brace on stand to do this. I think as big as you can fit is good. There are pics i think in DIY forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookey View Post
    TY FATMAN I WANT A REEF TANK...YES I WAS THINKING OF HAVING A REFUGIUM AND THE SPACE FOR THE SKIMMER ..SO A 20G WILL BE OK . AND ALSO I NEED TO GET AND OVERFLOW BOX THE ONE IM LOOKING AT HADS A FLOW RATE OF 500GPH AND DO I NEED A REPUMP AT THE SAME GPH?

    CHRIS
    Like I said Chris depends what you can fit, but yes if you can do it as big as possible I'd do that. Have you thought of getting a pre-drilled tank you can also do one of the DIY overflows. Let me know how it goes. Good luck.
    55 Gallon. One year old, and looking SUPER.

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    I'm using a 20 on a 55 but wish it was bigger' I had to remove the back middle brace and do a extra brace along the back top to fit a 20 long under it.
    I HAVE A PROBLEM' I'M ADDICTED TO MICROMUSSA

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    go to my thead in the diy forum and look up (55gal from the start )you will see my custom sump that i just build to day was my water test on it and no leeks..hehe
    :: hummer :nemo

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    yes i seen your thead hummer its damm good ...i just have to get my azz up. and do it i have all the pvc i need ...im going to build a 75g sump ... i will try that is the key....



    chris

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