Sump design

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by mayoginn, 16 Apr 2009.

  1. mayoginn

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    Hi, may i have some basic desgins for a 2ft tank which i want to convert to a sump.
     
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  3. scubaninja

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    Mayo, we would need to see how big the skimmer is in reality and place it in your sump first. But basically three chambers, one big enough to house your skimmer, one big enough for a return pump and the biggest you can make for a DSB in the middle
     
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    Well said Scuba. Post the exact dimensions of the 2ft tank and what skimmer you will be using
     
  5. lIghty

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    what size tank you going to use it on, might be a bit small.

    also what equipment you going to house in it?
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  6. mayoginn

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    Display 3ft
    Sump - 610 x 320 x 350,
    Thinking of using a berlin xl skimmer
     
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    What are you paying for the Berlin XL Mayoginn? Why not rather investigate the ReefTek TS2 or BM-150 or even ReefOctopus DNW-150?

    These skimmers have needle-wheel pumps - which makes the WORLDS' difference!
     
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    R300
     
  9. keyaam

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    i dont know what the size of that skimmer is but I would leave room for upgrading. Save yourself the heartache and rather get a 3 foot sump. 1st compartment will be 300mm. DSB 400mm and return 200. It will look something like this

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    Yeah i would second the 3 ft sump. 3ft display and 3 ft sump is a good idea mayo, probably try for a second 3ft? the 2 ft could be an add on i guess or QT tank
     
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    stand to be corrected, but i think those berlins are a pain to get working 100%, maybe rather concider the TS1 or TS2.
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    if you have space TS2..as lIghty said, berlin takes a bit of "tuning"
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    OK Mayoginn - that's a LOT less than the skimmers I mentioned. They are in the region of R1200 to R1700.....
     
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    For R300 its a steel, TS2 your looking at about R2600+ new.....
     
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    Buy two of them :)
     
  16. mayoginn

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    Hi all

    Im deciding to take the advise and buy a 3ft display (915mm x 325mm x 350mm) with internal overflow box (100mm x 100mm), not to sure what those dimensions are for. And two 39w blue/white tubes for lighting, will that be suffiecient? I read that every 3litres needs 1 watt of light. Will be keeping the other 3ft as sump.
     
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