What percentage of your display is your sump

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  1. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Today's general discussion. Just to get an average size ratio between displays and sumps from all the MASA member setups.

    As a percentage, what is your sump volume compared to your display? For simplicity, let us exclude displacement factors.

    Mine:
    33%, display 750, sump 250L.
     
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  3. Nur

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    Hmm.. Display 600L, Sump 0 (Zero)

    But i do have 2 cannister filters if that counts..
     
  4. MaximusZA

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    Well my planned tank will be a display of 288l and i am not sure what size sump yet, thinking of 100l sump but not sure yet if it will need to be bigger. About 35%

    random question though don't mean to hi-jack the thread. when working out how many fish you can have do you include the volume of the sump in the calculations?
     
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  5. Dot Dash

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    About 30%, DT is 230l and sump is 70l.
     
  6. Fraser W

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    about 25 % Display 160 liters and sump 40 liters
     
  7. Ebi Omer

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    Planned tank: 30%

    Display 400l
    Sump 120l
     
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    Too mant questions in one week maybe do one a week.....:thumbup:
     
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    210L DT Less in sump























    Aprox 70L sump
     
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  10. Visser

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    150L display, 35l sump

    +-20% of total volume
     
  11. RiaanP

    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    so far 25 to 30%.

    come guys, for a proper average we need more input.
     
  12. BrandonH

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    400L display, 150L sump

    37%
     
  13. hiema

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    33%:slayer:

    Display 450l
    Sump 100l
     
  14. butcherman

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    500l total system 65l in sump so +-12%
     
  15. Henkie

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    Display 325L
    Sump 75L

    23%
     
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    Display about 450l and sumps another 450l so 100% of the display.
     
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    90cm sump 1.2m tank
     
  18. Petethefeet1

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    840L display and 400 sump = 48%
     
  19. Adee

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    Volume Percentage
    Display Tank 1208 41%
    Frag tank 600 20%
    LR + DSB Sumps 1120 38%
    Total Volume 2928 100%


    Although not sure on how one adds a 1.2m x 1.2m ATS to the calculation
     
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  20. dallasg

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    DT 1400L
    Sump 1 500L

    Sump 2 will be 1000L and frag and fuge tanks another 2000L
     
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    about 10% depending how much water evaporates during the day
     
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