Lets See Those Sumps! (Poll)

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by vector824, Jun 13, 2018.

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  1. All in One (AIO)

    12 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. Brand Name - Manufactured

    59 vote(s)
    36.0%
  3. Hang on Back

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hand made or DIY

    61 vote(s)
    37.2%
  5. Custom Built by someone else

    24 vote(s)
    14.6%
  6. No Sump

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  7. Sump has Refugium

    60 vote(s)
    36.6%
  8. Sump does not have Refugium

    21 vote(s)
    12.8%
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  1. vector824

    vector824 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm interested to see what type of sumps you all have. This being one of my favorite parts of my tank I feel that they are the unsung equipment heroes of our hobby. The versatility and variety of the sump is just as fascinating to me as our display tanks with the ability to add a plethora of different equipment to keep our livestock happy! I added a poll to see what the variety is here on #Reef2Reef and a secondary poll tacked on to see if you have a 'fuge or not. I'll start with a picture of mine! SHOW ME YOUR SUMPS GOOD BAD AND UGLY!

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  2. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Tank Mechanic R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I have the trigger crystal 30 sump setup refuge style.
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  3. Johnson556

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    Got my sump for free from someone getting out of the hobby. It was a 40g no name, bought a piece of acrylic off of amazon and added a 10g chamber to run a 7” filter sock. Filled the small chamber between the sock and skimmer section with rubble.

    Don’t run a fuge, instead have a platform on top of my 10g ATO Reservior that has an ATS on it(to the left). Happy with my set up and easy to keep clean.

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  4. vector824

    vector824 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Love it! Look at all that macro algae!

    So clean! Wish mine was that simple looking.
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Tank Mechanic R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I love the DIY skimmer collector ;)
     
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    Greybeard Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Converted 55g tank, a bit more than half refugeum.

    Don't really have any 'sump' pics... but here's one of the sump closet :)

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  7. Kyl

    Kyl Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'll have to get a filled shot, but here she was brand new and un-plumbed. 44 x 18 x 16. Basically my DT but 4" shorter, since the stand is wider than the tank to account for the external overflow.

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    JBKReef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Trigger sapphire Cube 20... I would love the sump IF my stand was more manageable. With trying to navigate a square stand and not a lot of clearance it has made it more difficult than if I would have went with a smaller rectangular sump. Poor planning on my end.

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  9. JoshH

    JoshH Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Always love a reason to show off my disaster;)

    Custom Lifereef setup, Sump, skimmer, reactors, ATO container and hanging fuge.

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  10. vector824

    vector824 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Haha thanks! Couldn't find a wire hanger... so that was the best I could do :p

    Who doesn't want a sump CLOSET?!? Love it.

    Oh yeah very nice!


    Still nice!

    Hanging 'fuge?! Crazy!
     
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    Thanks for the ideas getting ready to set up a 180 gal aquarium. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Caravanshaka

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    Fully custom Modular Marine sump with fuge and frag section - 48x30x16

    Pic during setup just after finishing getting it filled. Will have an updated shot of the sump area soon

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  13. Greybeard

    Greybeard Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Old, fat man here... working from my knees on something I'm supposed to be ENJOYING is no longer an option for me.

    Wife wasn't real happy about loosing the coat closet, but hey, you do what you have to do to get by :)
     
  14. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Standard 40b with exotic marine baffle kit. I took it a step further after that lol
     
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    That green pipe gets me every time. I love it!
     
  16. vector824

    vector824 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah that's what I made the thread for! I searched and search but never could find a good one with lots of pictures.

    Oh man so pretty!

    You gotta do what you gotta do! :D

    Looks more like a high-end PC with water cooling than a sump! Fancy!
     
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    2B5378BD-3AA8-4565-8D94-9440ED363A4C.jpeg Diy sump.
     
  18. Kyl

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    How many are using sock silencers? My builder got some of the baffles slightly shorter than I had wanted, and the noise from the 7" sock is finally starting to get to me since it's dropping about 3" to the skimmer water height.
     
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    Plastic container. Works great! Acts as a sump for a 10000 litre display tank, 3 ~800 litres frag tanks and a refugium. If the return pump stop the sump will be flooded.. Other than that, it's great :)

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    I converted a 55 gallon tank, which is 21" tall, to a sump. I wanted the height in the refugeum area, so my baffle is 16" high. Water height in the skimmer compartment is maintained at 9". That 7" waterfall sounded just like you might think it would. I bored 5x 3/8" holes in a line, 6" from the sump floor, across the acrylic baffle. It's enough. Flow OVER the baffle is limited, and flows smoothly, generating very little noise. Most of the flow goes through the baffle, via these holes. Nice and quiet.

    As a side bonus, if my sump level gets an inch or so low, for whatever reason, I get an alert... as soon as those holes get above water level, it sounds like a waterfall again.
     
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