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    Hey guys,

    I am looking for ideas for a new sump, how about a thread with pics of sumps....:thumbup:
     
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    did you not see a nice sump at my house?
     
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    lol, I did, but I got a decent skimmer from my LFS now, and I basically have to fit the sump around the skimmer, and now also I don't have much room down below, was just thinking going from skimmer, through LR with macro, and then return. Not much room, I am limited at height to 35 cm's max, and remember the builders can't go longer than 1.2m, and width I am going 430mm. I also want room for two reactors
     
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    What sump design you looking for fagman?
    DSB, Zeo, LR? All of 3 of them?
     
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    Sorry posted together.
     
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    What I would do is, first chamber overflow from tank and skimmer, second chamber LR and macro algae and third chamber, reactors and return pump.
     
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    Meks, is what I really want is
    1) easy to maintain, get the skimmer out etc, easy to access reactors (phos and carbon)
    2) holds water volumun,
    3) I only want LR in there, and macro algea, this local stuff I got doing well, and cheato.
    4)Large ish return chamber, cause I op up manually, and it is a ball ache

    Maybe if I want to try a small 5L bucket of mangrove mud, then I can get it out if I want.
    Simple, effective, and EASY!!!! Will let the skimmer do the rest.
     
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    Hows this. I would use this but create some flow amongst the LR and Macro Algae in order prevent detritus settlement.

    sumpdesign.jpg
     
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    thanks bud, something like that, think with the skimmer though, I am restricted on height.
     

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