Alright here is a picture of my 10g sump. I snapped it this morning on my phone. This is how it is set up:
- Drain is pushed as far against the left wall as physically possible. Still have to plumb in my filter socks
- Skimmer is pushed against the drain
- Heater is in front of skimmer and drain
- Salinity and pH probe are right next to heater (they temperature correct automatically)
- There is a piece of eggcrate boxing in the skimmer/drain
- Chaeto ball toward the back sandwiched between eggcrate and the baffles
- My DIY Upflow GAC reactor sits in front of the Chaeto - runs off the otuflow from the GFO
Right Side: (holds about 1.5g)
- Return pump is in the back of the left chamber
- Feeder pump for my GFO reactor is here
- ATO is on the front wall.
- Bubble Magus doser that currently doses Alk, Ca, and very very diluted Kalk - no need for Mg since it stays at 1350-1380 between WC. The tubes don't have a holder so I thread them through the eggcrate
- 2x toms lifter pumps - 1 plumbed to the ATO reservoir and the other plumbed to my HOB overflow to ensure any siphon break is immediately restarted.
- BRS Deluxe GFO Reactor - feeds into the carbon reactor to catch any fines and save on a pump for heat.
- Cheap metal reflector with a 23w CFL Spotlight (I don't need the reflector - but it protects the bulb) for the chaeto and so I can see.
- I mounted my temperature output, pH output, Salinity Output, and the MP10 box on the left door. On the right door I have the conversion for my pinpoint salinity to SG and PPT.
Yes - my stand is super ghetto and my sump has a HUGE crack on the front that goes from the corner to almost 1/3 of the way across the tank. I did it after I glued the baffles and didn't want to redo it. It used to have a middle wall in it that gave it enough strength to hold a 16g tank (not meant to hold a 20g). It is all MDF and I built a sub-frame out of 1x2" pine to beef it up so it could hold a 20g tank on top and a 10g tank down bottom.
Oh, and here is a sweet picture I took last night while rollerblading with the dog in my new apartment complex's park on my cell phone. Just goes to show - doesn't matter what camera equipment you have to take the picture with - it is all about location, lighting, and getting the timing right.