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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2016, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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New sump for my deep blue 30 reef

Couldn't find a bigger sump to fit my stand so I went to work on making my own and with that I was able to fit everything I wanted in the sump and gain hopefully quite a bit more water volume over the standard 10 gallon sump I'm running right now. So looking at the sump front left will be my drain and skimmer area it flows into a small frag section then into a refugium and finally into the back left corner my return pump will be able to be piped straight up with no bending in the piping to get as much gph as possible. I added a probe holder in the skimmer box section. On the far right of the sump is my 4 gallon fresh water top off section so no more lifting juga and filling the tank manually. I think it turned out pretty good besides some sharpie runs from the weld on glue but that's ok. Won't see it soon enough.
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Top view. Oh yea measurements are 22x16x16.
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Woa! That looks great! What did u build it out of?
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Thanks. Used 3/16" white acrylic and a 1/4" clear for the front.hoping to not need a euro brace but I might add one just as a backup but with all the baffles and sections it has a lot of support internally. We'll see when I fill it up how much flex there actually is
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Won't lie. I'm a little jealous. lol
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Looks very cool !
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where did you get the acrylic?
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Well installed the sump today. Also picked up a par 38 bulb for my frag section thanks to a member on here. Everything is working great hopefully will still have water in it tomorrow. I did a leak test already but you know how it is with new equipment
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