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  1. Daneo

    Daneo

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    hi guys

    i was wondering if any one would have some advise on were to buy a 3ft sump for my 4ft tank (cheap).in saying that i will also need to know were i can get the main tank cut for a draining hole, an blocked off from the rest of the tank > my seconed question would be should i do away with plans of a sump an just go on with the canister filters which i alrerady have.bearing in ming i will keep all types of creatures in the tank, i am a first timer so which of the two wouldbe easyer to maintain all help will be appreciated.:thumbup::yeahdude:
     
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    Drill and fitting of overflow, go to Idol Marine in Midrand.
    Sump, buy a standard 90cm Daro tank. Also ask Idol Marine to cut to size the dividers needed.
     
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    how much do you think it would be for the holes and a fully ready to use sump, i do have a 2000lph pump so thats fine..
     
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    hole, 60 - 70 bucks, depending on hole size.
    Other pieces of glass cut. Depends on thickness and how many.

    Give them a call.
    And while there, get the bulkhead fitting. If you do go slimline, you need to fit the bulkhead before you built the overflow.
     
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    I'm getting my 3 foot converted to a sump and my 6 foot modified with the hole, over flow and outlet glass for R275 from a guy called Trevor who builds tanks for a living. His factory is just past the squatter camp on Bayers. PM me for his number.
    Not sure if I can post it on here.
     
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