setting up a sump

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  1. hagar101

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    What would be the best way to set up a sump?
     
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    To search MASA for examples.

    Anyway, what space do you have? What size display?
     
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    Ummm, with the open side facing up :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Sorry, Hagar, just could not resist...

    Anyway, WELCOME to MASA and to this great hobby - you've come to the right place to learn, not withstanding wisecracks as above.

    As Riaan suggested, do a search for "sumps" or "setting up sumps" or "sump design" here on MASA (and on Google as well, if you have lots of time). Also, climb into the posts in the beginners section - you will find much more than what we could post in this thread.

    Hennie
     
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    Haha :p. I am thinking of setting up a 1400 liter tank. (in the future). I think im just going to buy a premade acrylic sump.
     
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    its up to you.
    Depends on which part of the world you are under the sea.

    In South Africa glass is cheaper than acrylic. And it is a lot cheaper to build your own sump out of glass. As you want it.
    In America, acrylic is cheap. And if you got the bucks, buying a ready made sump is an option. But then you are in the boundaries of who ever designed the sump.
     
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    Im on the left coast of america. Acrylic isnt all that cheap here. (I dont believe) i found a nice sump for 250 USD (not sure on how many rands, havent been to SA in a few months) Thanks :)
     
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