Red Sea Reefer 250 and Triton Sump - nothing fits!

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  1. ThunderGoose

    ThunderGoose Well-Known Member

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    After a year and a half of struggling with my reef tank (I can't seem to keep even easy corals alive for more than a few months) I've decided to go Full Triton. It was either that or set up a daily small water change system and I think The Husband would kill me if I drilled holes in the hardwood floor to run a pipe to and from the basement. Of course if he'd let me re-arrange the living room furniture and I put the tank on an inside wall...

    Anyway I have a RSR 250 with a usable area of 33 inches X 15 inches for a sump. That's assuming I can move all of the other equipment out or to a shelf or something.

    The sump that came with the RSR is perfectly nice BUT I don't have a large enough refugium. I'm using the ATO tank for macroalgae and it only hold around 2 gallons. I do have a compartment that is just about large enough but it's where my skimmer sits.

    I'm not good at DIY so I was hoping to find a ready-made Triton style sump that would fit my stand. I can't find any. Besides getting a bigger tank (or stand, see above re Husband killing me) does anyone have any ideas? I guess there's just not enough demand for Triton style sumps on "small" tanks.

    Thanks!
     

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    mrpizzaface Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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  3. Scurvy

    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Exactly what i was going to link ;)
     
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    ThunderGoose Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Thanks, I knew if it was out there someone would be able to point me in the right direction. I really appreciate it.
     
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    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Synergy might also have one that fits. Cant rememeber off hand.
     
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    HolisticBear Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    He's a sponsor here, tagging him @Crystal Reef Aquatics if you have questions. I just ordered a regular Triton sump from him. Eagerly awaiting delivery
     
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    I'm happy to answer any questions!
     
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    DarthSimon Aquarium Control Center R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    This is my sump for my Reefer 250:

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    ThunderGoose Well-Known Member

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    @DarthSimon I wish I could run a sump in a closet or basement or garage but unfortunately there's not an easy way for me to do that. If I could I would run it into the basement and set up my currently unused 55 as a sump. Or a frag tank that's in the same loop as the display and the sump.... hmmmm.... Maybe The Husband won't notice if I set everything up while he's gone... How can I get him out of the house long enough to drill a hole in the floor... ;):D

    @Crystal Reef Aquatics Thanks for the offer. I ordered a sump and I'll be sure to let you know if I have any questions once it's arrived.
     
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    Great! Thanks for your business!
     
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    Crystal Reef Aquatics Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    There you go!
     
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