Sheldar's Cube

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Brendan6, 15 Nov 2013.

  1. Brendan6

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    Good afternoon everyone :)

    I am helping my parents with there tank and I am charged with getting getting the thread going.

    So lets start off with the reason for the thread, the sump is a bit small and I do not like it at all, I need some professional opinions before I start messing with it. :yeahdude:

    The tank is 30 days old, Diatoms have been forming so its looking good so far. They added 5 kg's LR and some about 8kgs of dead rock.

    Tanks specs:

    DT - 60lx60wx45h = 160L
    Sump - 30lx42wx38d = 30L
    Skimmer Boyu WG -428 (will be upgraded)
    2xT5 reef white 24w
    2xT5 blue tubes 24w
    white LED strips
    1x Seiso 320 - 1200 Lph
    2x Boyu SP1300 -400 Lph

    The Tank
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    The Sump

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    The sump has 3 segments, 12 cms wide but 45 long. The overflow from the first segment goes into the second segment and 45 long is a big length to cover with filtration methods. It then flows under the slight micro bubble trap into the 3rd segment, which gets pumped right out.

    My plans:

    1. Build a divider in the second segment. Keep it about 12cm square. For Phosguard and other filtration methods. The rest of the 2nd segment will be used for the return pump.

    2. Limit the overflow from the first segment into the smaller filtration section newly made.

    3. Perhaps some live rock into the 3rd segment.

    4. Put the return pump in the second segment.

    I could really do with some advice to get this sump setup in the best way I can.

    Cheers guys :)
     
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  3. barry

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    Nice setup!
     
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