New Sump needed

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Jason McKenzie, Jan 29, 2004.

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  1. Phil5613

    Phil5613 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    thirdly draw me something I have 2 guys here that do great work economiccly and maybe we can figure something out.
     
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  3. Phil5613

    Phil5613 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    oops forgot spell check
     
  4. thumper_s98343

    thumper_s98343 Plankton

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    hay everyone it is eazy to DIY sump i am bilding 2 right now and i am seting them to pump 300 gph thay are going to be about 30 to 40 gal sumps thay will be made from acrylic plastic DON"T use plexiglass after some time it will turn yellow and crack this is what i hurd if i am wrong tell me.......
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  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well It has begun.
    Last night with the help of Jack I began the project from hell. You see my origonal Sump was placed through the top of the stand and with a tank full of water now blocking the only exit I began the "cutting" out of the old sump. more like smashing out. it was constructed of 3/8 acrylic. and due to the tight space and the desire to not cause too much Vibration I used a Dremel tool. Not very effective but after about 2 1/2 hours I was able to get it out.
    Then began the process of building the new sump in the stand. There ain't no way this sump is ever coming out of the stand.
    It was farly easy to glue using weld-on 40. A very smelly prduct. Even worse when your head is in very confind space. (Lots of beer breaks)
    So the box is built and today the baffles go in. I will just be siliconeing them in. And hopefully by mid next week my new custom built skimmer will be installed (see pics by clicking on Jack's name above)
    Here is a pic from the very early days of my old Sump. I will take pics of the new one as soon as it is up

    J
     

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  6. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Man, kinda like trying to escape from jail using a spoon, huh?

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    Freebie!! ;D I know plumbers who leave glue cans open for that very reason [smiley=beer2.gif] [smiley=crazy.gif][smiley=crazy.gif] [smiley=crazy.gif] [smiley=crazy.gif]
     
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    Some has to
    OOOHH the smell of PVC glue in the morning [smiley=smoking.gif]
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    ^^^ 'Apocolypse Now.' What do I win? ;D
     
  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well after gluing with weldon 40 and silicone the baffles I was able to wet test my new sump on Sunday.
    Well true to form it leaked. A slow leak and it was caught right away.
    So back to the Weldon 40 (crazy stuff especially since I'm building my sump in the stand, it's like model glue X 10)
    So wet test on Monday night wet test again. it's OK
    So I hook everything up and start running my sump w/ the Skimmer CA reactor heater and return all running great.
    Then I notice a small pool of water.
    So Tuesday night back to the Weldon 40 ( I REALLY NEED MY WEDLON 40, MAN)
    Tonight I filled the sump to 'operating level' and now I wait. I've got one of those Coralife screamers placed were the water tends to pool and hopefully I'm not getting up to that thing signaling to start draining.

    It continues to be quite the challenge but it does look sweet and there is a ton more room in the sump.

    Cross your finger for me

    J
     
  11. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Hey J theres other alternatives to getting your fix lol.
    post some pics. what is this coralife screamer ? is it so kind of alarm.
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll post pic when I come down :).
    Or when I get everything put together
    It held water all night !!!!

    Ya the screamer is a water alarm.