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. Guest




  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    129
    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:
    71
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Good advice there Mekaeel! That is correct!
     
  5. OP
    arab NA

    arab NA

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

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    129
    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
Sump Filtration Advice needed General Discussions and Advice 6 Jan 2018
temporary sump needed General Discussions and Advice 19 Jul 2017
Advice on sump needed RSM Red Sea Max tanks 15 Feb 2017
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

Share This Page