HOB design

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  1. Bflynn

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    HOB sump design

    Hi people! I want to add a HOB sump to my tank and have come up with some sort of design. I would like to know if this is going to work.

    Dimensions L600 x H300 x W150

    Pump will be sucking water from DT into sump. Over flow from sump into DT.

    Also, I would like to know what size pump would work, as well as what size the over flow pipes should be? Acoording to the dimensions above.

    Yay or Nay!

    sump.jpg

    Thanks!:)

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  3. Bflynn

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    Thanks for everybody,s input on this idea. Much appreciated!!:thumbup: LOL!! Ive decided not to waste my time on this. I will build a new tank with a sump in the future! And hopefully then I might get some input.
     
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    Not sure how this one got missed.
    That sump would work, except it would be better to have water going to HOB via gravity and pump pushing it back into the tank.
    Im sure youll get a speedy reply with your new tank build.
     
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    this will work, just need mechanical filtering like floss before your rings, the cleaner the water to them the better they work.
    in your last compartment i would add some LR rubble and cheato, then you have a mini refugium which can overflow into the tank and feed it :)
     
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    What they said!!!!;)
     
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    Haaha! Thanks guys!!
     
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    I'd be skeptical, you are not using gravity as your total friend here.

    Its going to be difficulty to balance your suction input to your output flow.

    With that current design you going to suck lots of air in that overflow in your DT.

    You also forgetting the very important evaporation factor when levels drop.

    Might be wrong but only spent about 20s looking at it.
     
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    Thanks Andrea! Yes I did think that might be a problem. As for the over flow, I was thinking of making a flouting type thing. But, no matter! This is not going to happen anymore. I will build a tank with a proper sump design when I can. No use me fiddling with a tank I would rather just replace. All my hardware is inside my tank currently, and it works well. I just wanted to hide it some how, for that clean reef look. Anyway! Gonna run my reef factory for a while still.
     
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