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    Senior Member steve666's Avatar
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    opinions on sump setups please

    i am setting up a new 65g tank with a sump and would like some opinions on the best setup system. i will be purchasing an acrylic sump from jl aquatics,
    http://www.jlaquatics.com/cgi-bin/sh...ogno=acr-sump1

    ie the best way to get flow to and from the sump to the main tank (how many holes need to be drilled, positions etc. i will be using p/h's 2 1200 and a 400.

    i dont want the worry of the sump overflowing if the power goes or the tank draining.
    i would appreciate any advice, im running a mag canister filter on my 45g at the moment and would like to do away with this.

    cheers guys

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    Why paying so much?...

    Talk with Harley...he's the man making Sump and Skimmer.

    He's real good at it.

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    Agreed .. Talk to Harley and SAVE YOUR MONEY
    Rob

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    does harley put media trays in his sump?
    Derik...

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    Harley can custom make anything you want that is doable
    Rob

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    Tell Harley what you want..
    Better yet, design it yourself as I did.
    He built my sump as per my specs, and I couldn't be happier with it.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    So really the options are endless,its seams that sometimes when you buy already made sumps that theres always a little thing that you would like to be done different...1/2 inches more here and 2 inches less here......Steeve thats a good option for you.Im sure Harley could make you really nice sump.He actually made me my first sump for my 44 gallons corner tank and there wasnt alot of space under that tank...and he made it perfect.....
    Derik...

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    If you get one custom built get a little "rack" put in to hold probes for pH, ORP etc. My LifeReef sump has this and it's a really handy feature.
    Susan

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    go with harley man...your nuts to buy one from JL.... it will be much cheaper...

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    ok guys i got the message, thanks just two things where is Harvey? And can someone help me with the return and flow from the sump ie hole positions, no. of holes or give me the adress of a thread that covers this subject.
    I hate to admit it but i'm clueless

    i'll post pics of the new tank stand ive almost finished soon


    cheers guys
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