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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 11:17:10 PM »
I was thinking all 3 as well. I wasn't gonna use the filter socks as well. How deep is the water in yours? my skimmer requires 8-10". So I'll probably cut them back to 8". That will give me double the amount of water left in the sump. So I'm hoping 6 gallons should cover the reverse siphon from the overflow box and the return line. Good looking out SDangerfield!

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2013, 07:53:21 AM »
Yes, you will need to cut down the 3 the water passes 'over'.
I know it sucks...but it is better than saltwater on your floor when the power goes out. 
By the way....I had to do the same thing on my sump after I had it all siliconed and put together!
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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2013, 08:40:47 AM »
Sounds good. yeah, saltwater on the floor would suck, plus my girl would not be too happy!  :argue: I'll probably get to tearing it down this weekend. Any tips on getting the silicone out other than with a razor blade?

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2013, 09:38:17 AM »
Is your refug on the left end and does your return come out of the middle? If it does then the baffle on the right the goes over 1st under 2nd and over 3rd  one. If this right you will need make the two that water goes over shorter on the right side . Just put valve into water supple for the refug so you can slow the flow into it
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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2013, 09:51:31 AM »
The first compartment on the left is the supply and skimmer, 2nd is the refugium, then I made homemade racks for mechanical filtration and/or media bags, the water then flows under and over into the 3rd which is the return compartment. I borrowed the idea for the setup and racks from these refugiums, which is what I was about to buy before realizing how much $ I could save.

http://www.triggersys.com/sumps_detailed.html

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2013, 10:06:24 AM »
Later to night be intown if you like I show how my works if would like if you need see that closer to I get fold Danny see if you go there
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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 10:15:19 AM »
I am not sure how high it is at the moment but I guess it is some where around 8".

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2013, 10:45:35 AM »
Later to night be intown if you like I show how my works if would like if you need see that closer to I get fold Danny see if you go there

That would be great! I'm not available tonight (heading to columbia for work tomorrow). Are you or Danny available Sunday mid morning?

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2013, 02:02:12 PM »
Yes
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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2013, 04:43:45 PM »
Yes

Ok cool I will PM you for your number later.

Any tips on getting the silicone out? Razor blade is a pain in the a$$

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2013, 04:46:19 PM »
Brand new razor blade is the best thing I can think of.
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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2013, 06:09:27 PM »
Got the 3 baffles out. Probably just scrap them and get new ones cut. Now to just get the residue off the aquarium glass.

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2013, 08:28:13 PM »
i would just get those recut or cut them yourself. The silicone should come off pretty easy if you have a good razor blade.

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 09:02:28 PM »
I just measured the water level in my sump and it is right at 8.5 inches, but I think that is as high as it gets. So I would say it ranges from 7.5'' to 8.5''.
It is a 30 gallon long.

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Re: DIY sump
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2013, 05:09:06 PM »
OK sounds good. I'm gonna get new ones cut at 8". I don't feel like messing with the silicone on the baffles.