A Lazy Man's Second Sump

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  1. deepblue

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    Hi Guys,

    Before I get slammed by the guru's and what not just bear in mind that I'm not that lazy with maintenance I just have a hectic work schedule (+- 13 Hours a day) plus a baby on the way :slayer::lol::slayer:.

    Please look at the image and let me know what you think. (thats if the image loads:p)



    1. The first chamber would be for RO Water 40 Liters (Top Up)
    2. The second chamber would be for new stock or used as a hospital 40 Liters
    3. The third chamber would be used for new saltwater (with a heater and air pump). This chamber would be equal to a 10% water change. 40 Liters
    4. The fourth chamber would be used for draining enough water to do a 10% water change. 40 Liters

    All of the above would be piped and modified to the main system (No more buckets:thumbup:)

    Let me know what you think please.

    P.S To all SHARK supporters I feel your pain!:(
     
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  3. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    No picture, but it sounds good as you'll always have ready made salt water, a place to drain the tank water in to and a quarentine compartment. Just remember that the quarentine tank must NOT be connected to the main tank - it must run completely seperate - but it sounds like that.
    Waiting for the pic :)
     
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    sounds good, i am all up for automation
     
  5. viper357

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    Here's your pic

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    1. The first chamber would be for RO Water 40 Liters (Top Up)
    2. The second chamber would be for new stock or used as a hospital 40 Liters
    3. The third chamber would be used for new saltwater (with a heater and air pump). This chamber would be equal to a 10% water change. 40 Liters
    4. The fourth chamber would be used for draining enough water to do a 10% water change. 40 Liters
     
  6. deepblue

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    Thanks Viper!
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Just a question. How will you drain the old water compartment after a water change? It will be a shlep to siphon it out as the sump will probably stand on the floor?
     
  8. deepblue

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    @ Tobes, the sump will be sitting on top of my existing sump (Will try to fit second shelve into my existing stand). I'm thinking of putting a ball valve at the bottom of that section. I hope it makes sense? :p
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Draining sumps that is on the floor is surprisingly easy to drain, if have the slightest down slope you will be able to syphon
     
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