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  1. GCK

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    Good day everyone,

    Well I'm not completely new at having fish as pets, but as being a good fish keeper. i have recently changed my tank to a larger size as the previous one that i had literally burst at the seams and i didn't have a choice as to get a new tank and i couldn't exactly leave the tank to build up enough bacteria as my fish were in a very cramped domicile at the time.

    What I now would like to know is how do I build my own sump filter for my tank as i am on a very low budget and cannot afford to buy a sump filter for my tank.

    The size of my tank takes about +- 140 liters of water do not know the precise size of the tank though.

    any and all help would be highly appreciated.

    Just so you know, I'm a girl and don't always understand the fish lingo, but is very handy at building things

    GCK ;)
     
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  3. Dorry

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    Hi welcome GCK.
     
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    Hi, going to home page, click on sponsors, scold down to Reef Aquatics, click on where it say my 6 compartment sump. You get a idea how is built. Don't have to had 6 compartments.
     
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  6. RocketRooster

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    You don't need to build a sump as such, you can make one out of a bucket.
     
  7. the fish

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  8. Clowning

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    :welcome7:to masa. There are lots of DIY options out there.
     
  9. GCK

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    Thank you to all who have welcomed me to MASA, and for the advice on the sump filter. I appreciate it all, will be checking out everything and hopefully will have good feedback on my tank in the future..... :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
     
  11. RiaanP

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    can use a old standard Daro 90L tank as a sump. Check in the Junkmail for secondhand old ones. Just get 2 pieces of glass from any glass shop for dividers. Put skimmer in to judge the size needed for first chamber, same for return chamber.
     
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    Welcome to MASA hope you enjoy the journey. I used a standerd DARO tank and got some glass from a glass suplier and siliconed it in. Just make sure to make your first compartment big enough for a skimmer for your size tank +-200mm should be enough.
     
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    From a beautiful glass, sump to a bucket :clap::clap: (joke) i like your avantar. :thumbup: (true).
     
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    Hi, nothing wrong with a bucket, ( i was joking ),
     
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