Custom Aquarium D.I.Y. Sump/Refugium for a 125 coral reef tank

The design and installation of a 55 gallon sump/refugium.

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The design and installation of a 55 gallon sump/refugium.

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GastronomicEntity
GastronomicEntity - 7 years ago
Nice work and informative
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 7 years ago
no and its the one thing i wish i made myself cause its a ecoshops product and it is junk, i had to modify to keep the filter socks from falling out of it, personally i couldnt figure it out so thats why i bought the sock holder so good luck to u
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 7 years ago
Because of the type of lights used (Metal Halides) the bill does go up but the rest of the system you wont tell a difference.
pippaknuckle
pippaknuckle - 7 years ago
I wonder how much power all this uses - is there a danger of power bill shock?
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 7 years ago
i used windows movie maker
reefclown
reefclown - 7 years ago
how do you get the ripple / wave effect on the beginning of your video?
Alex Shipp
Alex Shipp - 7 years ago
I have known several people to use acrylic dividers for a glass sump. The expansion rates for glass and acrylic are different apparently. The glass sumps always cracked and leaked. Nice looking job man. Good Luck.
BeastSavage100
BeastSavage100 - 7 years ago
can anyone tell me or give me a site that has info that tells me what i need and what i should get to keep and maintain a reef tank not really alot of reef and corals just a few like 7-10 at the most
Joshua W. Lee
Joshua W. Lee - 7 years ago
Wow great job man. The water is like a crystal. But one thing curios, why didn't you make valve on the middle of pipe line?

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UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
no but i kind of wish i did make my own cause after a few days of the filter socks being in it they fall off (poor manufacture design). so i had to rig it so where they will stay on.
gavelict
gavelict - 8 years ago
thanks alot i thought it was something you built your self but that makes thing much easier and thanks again for the video its helping out alot
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
Eshopps Rectangular Micron Bag Holder - 2 Bags - Extra Large
gavelict
gavelict - 8 years ago
how did you mount your filter socks like that thanks for the video btw im getting ready to build one in the next day or 2
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
its called aquarium safe silicone and its made by Marineland and still to this day it is holding up just fine. just make sure you do a leak test after the first 24 hrs of letting the sealant dry fill the tank with water on the side where your filters will go and watch it travel through the dividers making sure there is no leaks.
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
it seems more like the plumbing in the drain box isnt done correctly but without seeing some sort of pic or vid i cant really know
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
Its a Via Aqua 4900 and even though it is one of the cheaper pumps it is still running with no problems (hope i didnt just jinx myself, lol)
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
yes it did get a little quieter but honestly u get use to the noise and its not in a closed in stand so that would also help contain the noise better.
Minh Vo
Minh Vo - 8 years ago
man it sounds kinda loud???? did it get quite after everything cycled?
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
From my lfs but u can do a google search - Eshopps Rectangular Micron Bag Holder - 2 Bags - Extra Large, just a heads up they are not that great cause once they are about 1/4 dirty they start to fall off the holder so i had to build some extra clips to keep them on.

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luis sarabia
luis sarabia - 8 years ago
Where did you got the 2 bags ?
Hrocha24
Hrocha24 - 8 years ago
Nice!!
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
yes it is tall so when i stand up the main display is at eye level, its 42"
Game7kevin
Game7kevin - 8 years ago
dude that thing is awesome. You should totally figure out how you can get that skimmer in the first stage though if you are planning on raising pods to feed your fish. Up to you though bitchin diy good work!
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 8 years ago
@ScottsTanks that was the only place that it would fit due to the refugium section needing to have slow water movement to function properly. In most cases the sumps usually dont have an additional divider for protien skimmer to go in so it is always next to the main pump. It is rather simple to prevent bubbles from making there way into the main display by placing a filter sock over the outlet of the skimmer or a thick sponge block next to the inline of the pump.
ScottsTanks
ScottsTanks - 8 years ago
Why would you put the protein skimmer in the same section as the return pump? The whole point of the bubble traps is to stop microbubbles from the skimmer and filter socks.
UnderwaterTreasurez
UnderwaterTreasurez - 10 years ago
@MrMattNice yes there is some bowing, i guess only time will tell (no leaks yet) i had to build this with a very tight budget so i went with the thinner pannels. The two filters made by eshops where much more than I had expected and the sock material is not that good, it has a plastic rim at the top wich is very cheap, im afraid the next time i clean them it will break. Thanks for your comment, Tim

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