To sump or not to sump?

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Jacwil, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. cdeboard

    cdeboard Montipora Digitata

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    Yeah that would work too.. make a beefy sump.. or hell.. just put the 55 upstairs...and the 37 as a sump lol
     
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  3. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    come take this 55 NOW
     
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  4. Da_Gopherboy

    Da_Gopherboy Fire Shrimp

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    If your seriously going to do the basement action, oceanparadise1 gave you a very generous offer. Also keep in mind you can grab one of those hundred gallon rubbermaid troughs for only a few bucks (Last time I checked it was only .75cents a gallon) and thats like an uber sump/refugium for what your describing.

    Although free is free :)
     
  5. Jacwil

    Jacwil Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Message sent bro!
     
  6. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    get that 55!!!!! cool deal ocean.. also please get a sump.. it made my life sooo much better..
     
  7. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    yeah im with the 90g sump in the basement and cramming the 55 with coral nice coral and nice fish that would be awesome
     
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  9. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    If I had the chance to do a sump in the basement, I would go all out with a huge Rubbermade cattle tank and a decent sized (100 to 200 gallon) tank upstairs in the wall.. we can all wish cant we..
     
  10. liegeofinveracity

    liegeofinveracity Coral Banded Shrimp

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    hahaha we think alike!
    outside of hiding equipment you really don't have to have a sump.
    not having one creates some different challenges like how to keep the scum from gathering on the water surface etc... having a sump creates some challenges to,if you can live with the hangon back stuff i'd save the cash for the upgrade
     
  11. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    A sump also adds water volume to the total system making it easyier to maintain levels.
     
  12. Jacwil

    Jacwil Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Definitely doing the basement sump. I have a 20g acrylic and a glass 15g. that I will make a refugium. Have a cpl buds comin over nxt week to start the plans and design. I'm psyched!