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The Sump is Finished!


kortniee

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Here are some pictures of the finished product:

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The water flows down through the filter sock, then will go through bags of ceramic media that I will rest on the platform in the bottom left. The water will then flow up and over the baffle into the drip tray and down over the baskets of bio-balls. The bottom area in the middle and right is where my heaters and my return pump will live.

The only thing I added here that I haven't already documented is a piece of tubing that i made a slit in to create a long c-shape. This will help guide the water up and over the baffle and into the drip tray, hopefully shepherding the water so little of it goes down between the baffle and the drip tray.

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Not much more to do! Hopefully we'll be all set up soon. :D

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Nice! It looks really good!

How much water do you think it will hold in the end?

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Nice! It looks really good!How much water do you think it will hold in the end?

Thanks! On the low end, it'll hold 12-13 gallons. It can hold up to ~29 if it has to, of course. :) But that's with the water pump turned off and all the water in the tubes drained back down into it.

that is just BRILLIANT!!!my tank manufacturer doesn't want to put a filter sock on my sump because it could lead to flooding! ARGH

Thank you, Fede. I'm sorry you can't have a filter sock. :( If mine overflows, all it'll do is overflow into the sump, so I'm not worried about it. But I know our sumps are vastly different.

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wow this is amazing. I need to take some time to catch up on this blog, I have been so busy lately that I have gotten behind. Looks great though! :D

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Inspirational! Thanks.

wow this is amazing. I need to take some time to catch up on this blog, I have been so busy lately that I have gotten behind. Looks great though! :D

Thanks guys. :) I am really excited to get this set up. Fingers crossed everything works!

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