Sump design

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  1. Rock pool

    Rock pool

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    I am still quite new to this game and require some advice on Sumps. I have a couple small and very basic 4 foot systems with basic filtration and cannisters at the moment and have recently bought myself a big boy tank and am not sure in which direction to go towards. Could someone please help with some sump ideas and detailed descriptions?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ok this is a basic sump design
    chamber 1 overflow from tank and skimmer
    chamber 2 DSB
    chamber 3 return

    i prefer a 4 chamber sump
    chamber 1 overflow from tank and skimmer
    chamber 2 LR and macroalgea
    chamber 3 DSB
    chamber 4 return
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    perhaps Kanga can whip up a quick sketch on this ;)
     
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    Sounds good, sketch would be great!
     
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    How big would the chambers have to vbe in comparrison with each other? All four chambers equal size?
     
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    Thats pretty straight forward, thanks Viper!
     
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