Sumps and Such

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    So, I am getting ready to build a 225 reef tank. I have been deciding what to do for a sump. This has been a tough decision, the last tank was a 150 and I built an acrylic sump from scratch, it came out great and worked very well. I am still considering this; however, the cost of the acrylic is almost as much as the cost of a trigger sump that will support this tank. So I am looking for input regarding Trigger sumps or others for that matter.

    As a side note I have about a 36 gallon sump that came with the tank that I will be using for a Refugium.

    The main function of the sump will be for marine pure blocks, skimmer, heater, dosing and return pump.

    Thanks for your thoughts and inputs.
     
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    Have you considered using an old tank?
     
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    Yes but use acrylic tanks are expensive, I started with a glass sump in the past and this failed terribly with a cracked panel that was drilled. It leaked and made mess. Also most 55 ish tanks are only 12 inches wide, the skimmers of today have a larger foot print.
     
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    Why does the glass sump need drilled? If it did crack then something was wrong with the tank to begin with.
     
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    The glass was drilled to accommodate the external pumps so I did not have to prime the pump each time we lost power.
     
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    So a decision was made on the sump. After some cruising around Triggers website I noticed they offer blemished sumps. I ordered one at a decent discount. They guarantee full functionality and still warranty product.
     
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    Hopefully this will get some traction while embedded into my original post. I am looking at return pumps for the sump. So far I know I am looking at about 12' of head pressure from the basement to the top of the tank. There are likely to be a few sweeping 90 degree angles also. I have looked at the Jebao Jecod pumps which are attractive due to price, however I also believe you get what you pay for. I also like the Vecrta L1 however no place has them in stock and I think I am pushing the limits with the head pressure. Abyzz is very attractive, however I am not a millionaire any it will delay the tank for a couple of months. I have looked at external pumps but would rather stick with the new DC technology as it will greatly lower the electric bill. So that is the story here is the ask. For those who are running Jabeo pumps I would like to know how long you have been running them and any issues you have had with them. If there were issues did they stand behind the product?

    Thanks for your input, I will start my build thread soon as I am getting close to being ready for the build.
     
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