View Full Version : Rubbermaid sump

02/19/2010, 05:09 PM
My plans are to put a 100 gallon rubbermaid tub in line with my 125 Reef ready tank. Anyone had any experience with these tubs. How to set up, should I put in baffles? any help or opinions would be great

02/19/2010, 06:02 PM
Here you go-


02/19/2010, 08:51 PM
I have one with no baffles. It has live rock and skimmer. I placed a 2" bulkhead (which runs to return pump) because most people say the original one tends to leak alot.

03/06/2010, 01:05 PM
Thanks, That link was helpfull

03/06/2010, 03:27 PM
Mine doesn't have any baffles either. I have:
• 2" bulkhead for the return (to my 180)
• I-Tech 200 skimmer
• 36w UV sterilizer
• 2 800w titanium heaters w/ controllers (my sump sits outside)
• Filter socks from the drains on one end
• LR

03/06/2010, 03:55 PM
I have 2 of them linked together.Never had a problem.I dont use baffles.Just fill them with a bunch of cheato:thumbsup:

03/07/2010, 06:36 AM
I used acrylic to make kindof a tall grid like a eggcrate, the grid is very tight fitting in the sump but it is not sealed in place, just used a power bench sander to sneak up on the right length for a tight fit. I also used white PVC fence material to add a shelf for my skimmer and fuge. again this was easy to work with in matching the contours of the stock tank. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of inside the sump, here is the outside.