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Need help on plastic tub for sump


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    Whoyah - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Need help on plastic tub for sump

    Hi All,

    I am going to swapping out tanks soon and I want to upgrade my sump/refugium at the same time. I seriously considering using a plastic storage tub instead of a glass aquarium for the new sump. I have a couple questions hopefully folks can chime in on:

    1. Any problems with using a Rubbermaid clear tub?

    2. What do you use to glue in the baffles? Silicon?

    3. Any good design tips or considerations would be a appreciated.

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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    i dont think silicon will work too well

    what about a tub in a tub in a tub too too make all the baffles /refuge and return

    iv seen the tub at manardes and wallmart up to 75 gal i owen a 45 gal one i used too mix up the water at set up i think it would work get pics if you do

    if this makes sence too you all
    :: hummer :nemo

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Try to catch Ramoth41 she has used a couple of thos and seems to like them!!!
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Whoyah - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks for the info.

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    No problem buddy. She did tell me once that every couple of years it springs a leak and needs replaced so don't go to big!!!
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Hi guys.. yup they leak but they are cheaper than some.. rubbermaid 50g tubs.. just PM'd ya with my thoughts ..
    Hi my name is sarah, and I've got the Upgrade Bug!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!!!!

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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I use a rubbermaid sump and have never had any problems with it. The sump in side of a sump inside of a sump is a terrific idea!!!
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    I would like to see pics of a "Multi-sump" sump!!

    Sounds interesting!!
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Our's is just a holding space for our skimmer ect... We have had a smaller tub inside with holes for flow cut in it and then some rock and egg crate for things like the blue matting stuff and algea pads of charcoal. We even tried to grow some calurpea but that didn't go well.. Right now ours is just a tub.. lol
    If you figure out how to make an actual sump with baffles ect that would be interesting..
    somewhere I have a picture of the monster behind the tank.. lol I'll have to look!
    Hi my name is sarah, and I've got the Upgrade Bug!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!!!!

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    Whoyah - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Jason, what kind of tubs are you using and how long have they been up and running. Ramoth mentioned she has had problems with leaks developing over time, which is something I would really like to avoid.

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