Complete RS-75 Setup For Non-Drilled DT

Discussion in 'Eshopps Inc.' started by RubberSideDown, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. RubberSideDown

    RubberSideDown Astrea Snail

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    I have a Fluval Osaka 320 setup (85 gallons) with lots of corals & fish. I've been running a canister filter, but it's time to upgrade.

    I saw the RS-75 at my LFS and checked the dimensions - it will fit in my cabinet (this is rare)!

    The cabinet dimensions are 17" deep, 14" wide, and 23" tall, but I can cut out the back of the cabinet (don't worry, it's not load bearing) to accommodate the extra inch on the RS-75.

    My question is, what other parts are needed to have a completely functional sump system with the RS-75?

    I assume I need:
    - an overflow box (which one?)
    - some sort of regulator to prevent flooding?
    - a protein skimmer that will work with my 23" max cabinet height
    - a return pump

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a complete kit for sale? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know of no full kit. I would get an Eshopps over flow rated for 600gph. For a skimmer you will want one that can fit in the provided space in the sump. You will need to check out skimmer footprints to make a decision. You will want a pump that runs at about 100gph at 4 foot head. Water flow through the overflow is controlled by the return pump's flow. So there is no need for a regulator to prevent flooding. What you do want to do is drill 2 3/16" holes on opposite sides of the return line about 1/4" the water line to work as siphon breaks so the sump does not over flow in the event of a pump failure.
     
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  4. lillys Grandad

    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

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    start with the overflow box...many ways to go on that..Hopefully some others can give suggestions ...opinions on return pumps are all over the map...I have a generic Rio 2100 for my 90 gallon display...works great...protein skimmer...does that RS-75 use Bio balls...or how you going to do that part?...I'm not the one knowing a lot about that style..so your protein skimmer, I would guess would be relative to what your keeping in the tank...myself I have my CPR hob hanging on my sump with a 1200 maxi, and it does just fine...IMO its easy to over do it on the skimmer....as for flooding..??..hmmm, now we are back to the overflow box...get a good one...I don't recall what I used to run, but it was about 80 bucks, eshopps??....not counting pump and bulkheads and plumbing.
    Wish I could be more help..just don't rush into it...sounds like you have a plan..thats good..stay posted.;)
     
  5. RubberSideDown

    RubberSideDown Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the quick replies! A good guy at my LFS is going to propose a complete setup with pricing... I'll post it here when I get it for a quick sanity check.