Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    671

    Sump/Refugium/Overflow/Drilling/ARGH!

    Hi All...

    Hopefully this will be my last setup question as I think I'm nearing completion of my planning phase.

    I'm looking into purchasing as 36" 55gallon tank (has to be Hagen) and was wondering if anyone knows wether hagen tanks can be drilled.

    Also, can someone explain the difference between sumps and refugiums ? Is it possible to build a combination of the two (have one sump/refugium combo instead of both ) ?

    If I do get my tank drilled how easy is it to install the overflow ? And finally how much would adding a sump/refugium/overflow add to the total cost of the setup ?

    thanks,
    Nick.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    606
    I think Hagen's have a tempered glass bottom.
    You could drill the side glass though...
    ________
    Tanks: 400 gal Reef, 180 gal FOWLR, 300 gal Sump, 40 gal Frag Tray plumbed as one system - 900 gal total water volume.
    DIY Calcium Reactor, Nielson Reactor and Skimmer

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    56
    Nick

    You can easily combine a sump and a refugium if your tank is big enough.

    Sump - usually a place to put your heater, skimmer etc. so that your tank is un-cluttered

    Refugium - an area were you grow algea and small critters to help keep your tank cleaner

    As for cost. This depends on what you do. I bought a 30 gallon and had a local glass company cut the baffels for $30.00 plus the tank was $50.00 (I think) plus silicone + lights for the refugium + a return pump + a hole drilled + a bulkhead + other plumbing pieces
    Daniel
    M.A.S.K.
    Marine Aquarium Society of Kitchener
    www.maskcanada.org

  4. #4
    rj
    rj is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    128
    I don't know what size tank you are going with....but...

    I have a 46 bow...instead of going the sump route, I went with a hang-on-the-back fuge and my bak-pak skimmer...I know Harley makes a combo of the two that looks great....for a 55 this would do...I'm able to put my heater in my fuge as well...hope this maybe helps...or just screws with your mind for your plans...

    RJ

  5. #5
    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    671
    Actually rj, that sounds like a good plan since i would'nt need to do any drilling.... I'll look into that, thanks.

  6. #6
    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    671
    rj, I can't find any information about Harley refugiums anywhere online, is this the company name ?

  7. #7
    rj
    rj is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    128
    Harley is Acrylic City...he is a member here...just email him thru the member board...he'll hook you up!

Similar Threads

  1. Drilling Tank & Sump Idea
    By geekreef_05 in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-29-2008, 06:13 PM
  2. Sump+refugium.
    By gregb. in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 02:07 PM
  3. Overflow disaster - Drilling 25g tank
    By carrhd in forum DIY - Do it Yourself
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-01-2006, 03:04 PM
  4. Need Help Designing Sump/Refugium
    By percula99 in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-09-2004, 08:47 PM
  5. overflow and drilling
    By Conan in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-03-2004, 03:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •