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FishNutzBoi
10/06/2006, 08:14 PM
I basically followed an established sump/fuge design (Thank You Melev!!!). I want to make sure that my own version of the design will work.

The sump/fuge is a regular AGA 29G 30 x 12 x 18. I'm using:

1" tubing
Danner Mag9.5 - External return pump

Here's the design

http://villagephotos.com/members/viewimage.asp?id_=18322139

Please give me your opinions on this. This is the first sump or DIY project I've ever done and I'm not planning to turn it into a big disaster :D

TIA!

InvaderJim
10/06/2006, 08:24 PM
The link doesn't work.

ADA33
10/06/2006, 08:26 PM
Link doesnt work for me either

FishNutzBoi
10/06/2006, 09:22 PM
Hm...Let's see if this works

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/122726sump.JPG

FishNutzBoi
10/07/2006, 09:58 PM
Bump

FishNutzBoi
10/08/2006, 08:20 AM
Bump

affableamerican
10/08/2006, 09:07 AM
Hard to tell from the image, but have you confirmed that a Mag9.5 will return the gph you want it to, given the additional exits and 90s? (Also, what am I missing about the exit back into the sump area with the return pump -- the part with the 1st ball valve?)

msuzuki126
10/08/2006, 09:09 AM
You'll probably only want to tee the return to just the fuge.

FishNutzBoi
10/08/2006, 10:27 AM
The first tee from the return line back to the sump is just there so I can control the amount of water going back to the main tank. If the pump doesn't overflow the main tank at full speed, I'll just close that gate valve completely. I just didn't want to restrict the pump's GPH down, which would lead to short pump life.