Sump Design ?

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  1. FransSny

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    Guys I need some help for a new project. I will be setting up a cube (roughly 800 sq) , I need to design a sump (would like the DSB ) but my issue is I need about 250 mm space for my monster skimmer.

    That leaves very little space for DSB to be effective , any suggestions ?
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    How much space do you have below the tank?
    Could you maybe have two levels of sumps?
     
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    800 mm but the skimmer height is 550 mm :p
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    why not make the dsb the whole area, then leave 3cm level and add a glass shelf for the skimmer and return pump, your water level will be a little high but since you shouldnt be fiddling in the DSB its perfect
    also you can remove the shelf if you need
     
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    Thats a beast for that size tank.
    How about a nitrate reactor instead of a dsb?
     
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    Ha ha , ja I think I am overcompensating a bit.

    Very cool Idea dallas , thanx ...let me look into it
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    and once can with a bit of creative thought get the flow right
    sorry busy debugging some software so trying to stay focused :) already trying not to surf
     
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    is a remote DSB not an option?
     
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    Unfortunately no les, renting at the moment so drilling etc is a no no
     
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    remote DSB as in a external bucket or container, a old microbelift salt bucket will work great :)
     
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