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    Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:02am
Im fairly new to the board, and have seen pics of many of your tanks in past "show off your tank" threads, but was hopeing to start a new thread about sumps/refugiums. I know some people use simple rubbermaid tots, some have elaborate acrylic multi-chamber units and some don't use them at all, but as someone new to the hobby (about a year) I would really like to see and hear what you use. A pic and a simple explanation would be great.
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Mine is pretty simple. I took a 20 gallon tank and divided it into 3 sections. I have a HOB overflow on my 65 tank that drains into the 1st chamber. I have a remora HOB skimmer that skimms that water and then dumps it int the middle chamber which has a 4 inch DSB about an inch of Rubble Rock and the water volume is completely filled with macro (chaeto) with thousands of pods. I just use a cheap walmart light that is on about 18 hours a day. The water then flows into the 3rd chamber which is where i have a AC sock and Phosphate remover sock hanging just about a maxijet 1200 that pumps the water back up to the tank. Very low flow, probably around 100 GPH. Here's a pic. Please post a pic of your sump/fuge as I think most people would be as interested as I am. Thanks
 
 
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Mike I saved that picture to your sump... I LOVE IT! 
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Here's my sump. 100g horse trough. 5g buckets for baffles. 6" Deep Sand Bed throughout. Fuge and Skimmer. 5g bucket for skimmer waste.


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Bad "censored" Cabinets
Best quality in the valley! He is one sexy bald guy, even with out a finger!(MAC)
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Mike that is sparkly-clean.  Is it still that clean?
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Originally posted by chk4tix chk4tix wrote:

Mike that is sparkly-clean.  Is it still that clean?
 
Now that wouldn't be healthy would it?LOL
 
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Dion,
What is with the turkey baster?

Mike,
What is the ideal height for your euro-reef skimmer?


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Between 6" and 8"
 
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Feeding the tanks live brine as well as blowing off fish poop.
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Here is a picture of my sump. 
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A clean sump is a sign of a sick mind.
 
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...and so far Mike, you win for the sickest mind award LOL
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Here is mine I just got it going last week.  I picked this sump and skimmer up from Shane a few weeks ago.  Thanks Shane its all workin like a charm!  Sorry the skimmer is blocked in this pic






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What's the white basket for in the first pic Madreefer?
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I have a lot of water splashing right there so it is to keep down and contain the splash.
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Originally posted by Nick801 Nick801 wrote:

 
GOT FOOD?LOL
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