New sump! Out with the Old. In with the New

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Articles and How To's' started by KFisher, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. KFisher

    KFisher Plankton

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    Almost finished! Sump/refugium and DC 6000 pump are all installed. It's a relief to sit back and enjoy. Ended up plumbing the display tank too with 2 outflows as opposed to my previous single outlet. Big difference. These DC pumps are pretty serious. I'm running 1 inch pvc on the 2nd setting and it's more than enough for what I need. I did away with biopellets and I'm relying on my refugium now with a carbon reactor in line with the chiller. The skimmer is currently at 8.5 inches now and the micro bubbles are gone before they reach the fuge even when feeding. I'm happy with the setup overall and have a 4 switch American DJ outlet coming in the mail today that I'll hook the skimmer, heater, and chiller to for certain times of the year when they're needed. I have a fancy plug hider box I'll be puting in tonight to clean it all up and put the pump and power head controllers on.
     

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  3. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    very nice.. looks great
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Sump looks great. My dog is the same way, doors open and head in sump:cheesy:
     
  5. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    i dig that sump, very nice
     
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  7. KFisher

    KFisher Plankton

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    Thanks a lot guys! I situated all the wiring tonight and I'm extremely happy with how it all came together. Final product. Btw I'm not really sure how to load more than one pic at a time. Anybody care to help?
     

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