Need sump plans for 290L setup!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by arab NA, 25 Aug 2008.

  1. arab NA

    arab NA

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Walvis Bay Namibia
    I want to build a sump for my 290L setup.Need a plan(plumbing and pumps incl.) cos I want to spend the money wisely!
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    A simple yet effective Sump design would be
    Chamber1 :Overflow from tank and skimmer
    Chamber2 : DSB (Deep Sand Bed) 12-15cm deep (playsand or aragonite can be used)
    Chamber3 : Return pump to your tank
     
  4. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Good advice there Mekaeel! That is correct!
     
  5. arab NA

    arab NA Thread Starter

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Walvis Bay Namibia
    How much vol should the sump be?
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    A 3ft sump should be sufficient. Just make sure that you sump can handle the water volume when you switch off your return pump and skimmer.
     
  7. johanvanpe

    johanvanpe

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Need sump plans Forum Date
Urgent help needed Sump needed 55x45 roughly- Jhb Urgent Help Needed 31 Aug 2016
Sump rebuild - DIY expert needed General Discussions and Advice 21 Feb 2016
[wtd] Need 2nd sump to loan in johannesburg or to buy 2 to 3 foot please thank you Wanted 29 Jan 2015
Advice needed on my SUMP's design!! Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds 9 Feb 2014
Sump compartments overflowing - help needed Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds 12 Jan 2014
[wtd] Sump Needed Wanted 6 Nov 2013
Need some help with my sump. General Discussions and Advice 10 Mar 2013