I tend to use sumps bigger than what most people think I need. Even if I run them normally at 25-50% capacity, just for "you never know" cases.Sump will be built by Aquarium Engineering out of PVC and be 8’x4’ just trying to decide on height… top of blue tape are 4’, 3.5’, and 3’ heights
I’m of the same mindset! I don’t like to use check valves so I like lots of room for water holding when the power shuts off. I also need some extra capacity for when I have to jump in and swim around in there.I tend to use sumps bigger than what most people think I need. Even if I run them normally at 25-50% capacity, just for "you never know" cases.
Therefore, I'd go with the 4' tall sump - even if you don't need that much water in it all the time. Power Outage capacity...
I’m of the same mindset! I don’t like to use check valves so I like lots of room for water holding when the power shuts off. I also need some extra capacity for when I have to jump in and swim around in there.
I ordered the 4’ but may have to drop it to 3.5’ so I can make the turns with those big 3” - 90’s!
Thanks for your feedback!
That’s what it looks like with some “T’s” on the 3” pipes… just set in
Thanks Steve for your note! Stoked to share what we love with others!Just checking this out. AMAZING build. Thank so much for allowing us to share the journey with you.
I'm building my 800g in my office because my wife is not agreeing to a tank at home. I showed her both your builds tonight but I don't think it helped with my "home aquarium" argument. Maybe I should have showed her a smaller tank build. LOL
I may just have to get a bigger office.
You're calling my tank big? LOLThanks Steve for your note! Stoked to share what we love with others!
Wow your 800gal is a big tank!! Oh and those pillars are soo RAD!! Love what you are doing!!
That's funny, rock the office tank, break her down a bit then go for the big tank at home!! LOL!!
Thanks for chiming in! Great to know you are enjoying the journey!!
That’s awesome!! I get to work from home sometimes so I love having the tank where I work! Good plan!You're calling my tank big? LOL
Actually in fairness to her it makes so much sense to have a tank at the office. 1. The employees maintain, 2. It's tax deductible, 3. I spend more time at the office than at home!
I have some experience in saltwater systems but not a lot. At times I feel over my head. I do research a lot and ask advise. Hopefully it will come together well. I have three temp tanks. Two are going great but one has had issues and I've lost some fish. Of course I am glad to handle all the issues NOW before I fill the display.
I think I can be putting water in the tank in around 30 days. But I am not in a big rush. Lots to do.
Do you have a fill date for yours? When will we see the fish in it? Are you building a similar aquascape as your previous build? Are you selling tickets to view?