Canister filter to sump

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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
 
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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
I would not do this for a couple reasons:

1. Its going to be hard to gauge the flow, and there is a chance for overflows and underflows (Not entirely sure how you're wanting to do it. But - generally you don't want to be pumping water from your tank into a sump, in case your return pump stops working, etc)
2. You can buy an 'in line' UV sterilizer - that you can hook up to the return of your canister filters so that there is always the correct flow. If you buy the 'shut of valves' you can buy with most canister filters, it will allow you to easily remove your UV for servicing the bulb, etc (and also cleaning the canister).
3. As to the heater I assume you have that in the tank now. You could also consider an inline heater. Hydor makes several.

Another way to do it which is probably best, is to use your canister filter as it is. Then get a hang on the back overflow box to go to your planned 'small sump' and then put the return pump, etc in your small sump.

Hope this helps
 

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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
Buy a sunsun canister filter
 

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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
What kind of canister?
 

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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
If the canister and return pump do not have the exact same flow (which is never going to be the case), this solution is gonna overflow your sump or will run it dry.
 

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if this were my system i would probably just remotely locate a sump appropriately sized for my system. the bit of extra effort would go a long way in clearing equipment out of the display in addition to allowing that uv in.
 

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I have a 75gallon tank that I currently have a canister filter set up to. My cabinet doesn't have enough room for a sump but want to put a uv steralizer but don't want it in the tank. Is it possible to use the outake of the canister to put water into a small sump with a uv steralizer and heater and than put a return pump from said sump to the tank?
I have a bit of a different suggestion - if you already have enough biomedia in your aquarium (live rock), the canister filter may not be contributing too significantly anyways, at least in terms of biological filtration.

If so, what I'd suggest is to swap your canister for the sump, moving over what you can/need.
 
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