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    Junior Member elad's Avatar
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    Questions About Sumps

    Good Day All !!!!!!!!!

    I was wondeing if anyone has any ideas,info or comments on the following please feel free to explain Thanks.

    I was wondering if it would be possible to run one very good skimmer to run 3 sumps for 3 90g tanks the approx size of the sump would be between 50 and 75 g each sump also if it is possible how would I work it so that the water would get pumped threw the 3 sumps is this A good idea or would you do it a different way and if so how would you do it.

    Thanks
    90g: empty finally drilled and bulkheads installed

    90g: empty finally drilled and bulkheads installed

    90g Diamond: FW African Tanganykan 6 alto calvus Yellows, 6 cypri lepto jumbo Blue Orchids, 1 synadontis Magara bomix white sand and several pieces of construction type rock basic grey.

    20g SW reef (just started) 2 clowns,1 royal gamma some hermits, some snails, a couple of mushroom colonies, a couple of zoo colonies, a hammer colonie and an octospawn colonie:

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    If possible, I would run 1 large sump for the 3 display tanks.
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    Patrick.
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    It's certainly possible. All you need is space, some plumbing know-how and some really good return pumps.
    I've sent you a couple of PM's...btw.

    Jean D.

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    The only real downfalls I can see with this is if you get a disease in one tank it will spread to the other tanks.

    All the same I think I would go with one big sump.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Junior Member elad's Avatar
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    Hey

    thanks for all the advice so far guys gals I am sorry I have not got back sooner I am still trying to learn this site and can not post any progress on the tanks cause it always says file to large and I am not sure how to fix that prob so sorry.
    90g: empty finally drilled and bulkheads installed

    90g: empty finally drilled and bulkheads installed

    90g Diamond: FW African Tanganykan 6 alto calvus Yellows, 6 cypri lepto jumbo Blue Orchids, 1 synadontis Magara bomix white sand and several pieces of construction type rock basic grey.

    20g SW reef (just started) 2 clowns,1 royal gamma some hermits, some snails, a couple of mushroom colonies, a couple of zoo colonies, a hammer colonie and an octospawn colonie:

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    Easy solution is to setup an account on photobucket.com.

    When you upload they will automatically be resized to 640x480 or so.

    Plus, photos hosted elsewhere can be any size.

    Alternately, you can go get MicroSoft's "Power Tools" "Image Resizer". It allows you to right-click on files and resize them quickly and easily. Then you can post them directly here.
    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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    if you use mspaint you can (and I know it sounds weird) "stretch" it to 35-50%

    It usually works for me.

    I would go with 1 sump but it should be fairly large - if the power goes out the 3 tanks will drain into the until the overflow is above the water line.

    Jer
    Its the early bird that gets the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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