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  1. Eben

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    Hi all,

    As you can see im still a newbie and need some advice.

    Im planning on building a 600 x 600 cube. I currently have a boyu and im pretty much clueless when it comes to sumps.

    I need some helpwith the best sump design that would work for that cube please. All suggestions welcome. :)
     
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  3. chas84

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    Keep it as simple as possible. 3 chambers, first of inlet from display, second for dsb or reactors and third for return. Make you life easier and incorporate an RO chamber for auto top ups.
     
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    keep it even simpler, 2 chambers, skimmer and everything in chamber 1, return in second, look at a 80-20 split, also maybe add a RO top up chamber in as well
    here are some designs

    IMG_5898.jpg

    product.jpg
     
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    Eben

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    If i only use 2 chambers, i'll only have space for the skimmer and return pump? Right?
     
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    Eben

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    What about something like this?

    Aquarium_BP_1200mm_c.jpg

    Aquarium_BP_1200mm_e.jpg
     
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    skimmer chamber. return pump chamber and RO resiviour
    simple simple... keep sump in a condition that it too can be cleaned periodically from detritus settlement...
     
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    Eben

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    Thanx Leslie. So you would agree with the above mentioned pic? Just another chamer in the middle for ORCA media etc?
     

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