Sump Ideas needed

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  1. FransSny

    FransSny

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    Ok so built myself a new cube 650 x 500 h.

    Now I need to get a sump under it...I would like to incorporate as much biological filtration as possible, and thus would probably have to "stac" two sumps....any ideas ?
     
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    hmmm,
    what is the space you do have?
    Between the stand legs?
    Also what height do you have available?
    What skimmer, or actually the dimensions of the skimmer? And what is the skimmers height? include some space to be able to lift it off.
     
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    Hi Riaan, havent built the stand yet , want to get sump design right first. Skimmer is Reef Octo Orca 80 , and external...so quite flexible there as well
     
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    ok, if stand made with 38mm square tubing,
    and tank is 650 by 650
    And cabinet goes over the stand, not in between the legs (that just sound not correct)
    That give you max a tank of 650 left to right by 560 front to back. So that it slides in between the legs at the front and the back.

    Skimmer size 255x180x475mm

    So first chamber 200, last 150mm leaving you with DSB of about 275 left to right by 560 back to front.

    That is a DSB that is 38% of the size of total display tank footprint, if display is in 10mm. Better than mine (at the moment).

    Straight forward and simple.

    What height do you have available under the tank?
     
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    Thanks Riaan..was also thinking of adding bethnic zone and ATS...maybe some bioballs just for good measure :whistling:
     
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