sump help

Discussion in 'New Members' started by aminyassien, 9 Jun 2009.

  1. aminyassien

    aminyassien

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    hi everybody ,

    i need your help :(

    beside my nano tank i will start my 400 ltr tank

    i will need a sump iam thinking about 120 cm sumb

    whats your idea about how the sumb will be like

    please advice


    Amin
     
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  3. nakoma

    nakoma

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    you cant sleep either geez i just about phoned everyone awake now i dont have a clue about the sump sorry man my sump alone is 400 liters but i am going to follow this should be intresting cause i am also thinking of starting up about a 400L tank :) my tank is sitting outside empty at the moment full of sand stone but i have to redo the whole thing cause i am replacing the front glass and so on he he
     
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    Hi Amin, the bigger the better, my sump is about half the sizes of my display. Depending on you setup but I would try and not go smaller than a third of you total water volume.
     
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    Most designs will start of with the intake chamber where the water form the main display will flow in as well as your skimmer, next would be either a live rock chamber or deep sand bed or both and lastly you exit chamber where your return pump would be. Hope it make sense maybe one of the Guru's will have a detailed drawing of a sump.
     
  6. Caleb

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    Typical sump design with baffles:
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    Four chamber sump - skimmer, DSB, LR, Return:
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