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OT: New sump design for 135 Gallon *PIC*

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@canada.com>
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2002, at 12:26 a.m.

Ok, I think I have figured out how I am going to sump the 135 gallon.

There will be a pair of overflow boxes feeding this thing (Marineland Tidepool S.O.S. boxes http://www.marineland.com/products/consumer/con_tpsos.html). The water will enter the sump through a Micron Sock. This will trap most debris before it enters the sump so it wont clog the bioballs. Cleaning should be a snap, either replace the sock, or rinse it out.

The water will then rise in the first chamber untill it overflows into the second, where it will spill across a drip plate (probably an undergravel plate). Water will pass through a cubic foot of bioballs before entering hte third chamber.

The third chamber will house a submersible pump, 2 heaters, and a hang-on filter. The hang on filter will be used for "spot usage" of chemical media like carbon, ammo carb, Peat (for plants) etc. I would iamgine I will have an aquaclear 500 for this.

This is probably going to a 30 gallon tank (little shorter then a 33). Let me know what you think.


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