View Full Version : Sumps Plans - Need Help!

01/22/2011, 08:57 AM
The attached photo shows a sketch of my sump plan. On the left is a 20 gallon standard, on the right is a 10 gallon. They will be connected by (2) 1-1/2" PVC pipes. Baffles will separate the intake, skimmer and return areas in the 20G. The intake are will be isolated from the skimmer and return areas to direct the water to the 10g Refugium. From there the water will flow back out of the 10g and into the skimmer area of the 20g. Then through the baffles, into the return area and out to the tank.

Heres a couple of problems that I am trying to work through. 1. Will the (1) 1-1/2" pipe be able to handle the intake flow. I could make it so some of the intake could flow into skimmer area to alleviate this. 2. Would a small powerhead be necessary in the 10 gallon to help with water circulation.

Please feel free to provide any thoughts, ideas, wisdom.