My 24 Gallon(90 Litres) Sump Design

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  1. Chirag Marwaha

    Chirag Marwaha Active Member

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    Hi!
    I've created a sump design and would like some feedback on it. Pardon me for cramping the drawing a bit. Hope it's readable enough and not an eyesore. It has following 4 chambers:
    1) Protein Skimmer
    2) Ceramic Rings, Pot Scrubbers(Scrubbies Affectionately) and maybe Activated Carbon
    3) Refugium - Chaetos, Live Rocks, Shallow Sand Bed
    4) Return Pump

    sump.jpg

    Specifically, I'd like feedback on these points:
    1. Is the design good and flow of water constant and perfect? Would you suggest some flaws and improvements, if any.
    2. Is the placement of various constituents like the ceramic rings, scrubbies etc. correct or can they be placed in a better manner?
    3. How to maintain constant inflow of water in the last(pump) chamber, so the pump doesn't run dry?
    4. What can I do for mechanical filtration besides the skimmer? I'd like to place a piece of sponge and some filter floss somewhere.
    5. Before the pump chamber, there is a 1 inch wide bubble trap of 2 panes, is it sufficient, or 3 panes are needed?

    Anything else is welcome. Thanks.
     

  2. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I would suggest adding a another partition were the ceramic ring are to create a down flow through the rings.:)
     
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    Chirag Marwaha Active Member

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    Could you please elaborate as I'm unable to figure out how to do that.
     
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    I moved some things around to give you flow. Your skimmer usually sits in 6 " of water to properly skim so the baffles are now at 6" sump is supposed to be skimmer:oops:

    Sump 7-9-17.png
     
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    Ok I understood. Looks good to me. I'll alter the design accordingly. Thanks.

    Can anybody else provide their views too? This is my first sump, and I'd like to make it as good as possible.
     
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    Feedback anyone? Please...
     
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