REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum
I am in the process of setting up and running an old school Perfecto 125g through a fallow period while I copper treat my old 55g. The 55g has my fish and Sand in it, a nano pump, 75g HOTB filter and an old remora HOTB skimmer, Ceramic 200w heater, nothing more.
The 125 is running off an Aqueon 400 Canister that is established from running the 55 for 3 months.
All of my Rock and Corals are there now... +a 50lbs box of dryrock
Old: (Before transferring everything to new tank) [FUTURE DIY SUMP)
Once my fallow period is done, the fish should be squeaky clean and healthy, and I will move them (Slowly) into the 125 as it will be fully established and stable in 2 months.
Then the fun starts... Converting the 55g (48" x 20" x 12") into my Sump system for the new 125.
I already have a Custom-drilled 12"x12" acrylic box to setup as an external Chaeto Fuge to save space in my Tank/Sump setup for reactors etc...
I need input, ideas, past experience, Do's and Dont's, And what worked for YOU!
Please share Pics and setups of your DIY Tank-to-Sump Conversions here so I can see what I am up against in 2 months!
- Size of your old tank, and your new tank
- Sump Products/Brands/Powerput etc
- Heater placement, Plumbing Ideas/Pathing
- ATO and Dosing Setups
This could be sticky if we make it for all to share! I'm surprised there isn't one already!!
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This is a tank remodel the tank was a 210 display and I'm changing the side panels of glass to make it 400. I had this pump running only 3 3/4'' lines to the tank. I know the pump is plenty capable of pumping everything I need in the new size. Not asking about the capabilities of this pump. It can do the job fine.
I have a blank slate as far as the new returns so I'm asking for ideas because I can do anything I want.
Pump has 1.5'' outlet and was trying to figure out how I want to run the returns.
Is running 1.5'' up and over along the top with 1'' feeders off it the best way?
Should I use the manifold I made but haven't used with 4 1'' feeds from under the display?
Should I go through the bottom?
Not sure about this as I don't want to use siphon valves but not opposed torunning down into the tank from the top with a hole drilled in elbow for anti-siphon.
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