Sump Hunt

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  1. JSpen

    JSpen Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Im looking for a sump that has a refugium and is capable of handling a 130 gallon tank. I really don't want to break the bank on this. Ive been looking at the ice cap sumps and its really nice these have a ATO built right in. If anyone has any suggestions for a reasonable price id be very interested to hear what you think.
     

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    mtraylor Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    dimensions?
     
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    saf1 Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Well, two options has I see it. Maybe three. First is hit up Petco dollar sale, buy a tank, visit glass shop, buy baffles, make your own probably for under 100 bucks. Second option is to buy pre-made. I would wager with this option you are not going to get in cheaper than 300 bucks. If you go this route make sure you have a sump large enough to handle water in the event of a power failure. Critical. Third and last option is to hit up used. People upgrade and get out of the hobby - you can probably pick something up between 100 - 150 if you are patient.
     
  4. Susan Edwards

    Susan Edwards Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a 125 gal and bought the bashsea bio fuge 36 x 14 x 16 as that would fit my stand. Love it Paid about 300.00 with free shipping from premium aquatics. Budget was my consideration as well as a good size fuge. The fuge diminsions on their website is wrong though
     
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    Jesterrace Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I would check with your LFS and see what used ones they have available. Might not be the prettiest looking thing but it will get the job done and certainly not the rip off price tag of some of the ones out there that want you to pay hundreds of dollars for them before you even add the skimmer and return pump.
     
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