Sump and trickle filter

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Some of you know about my dovii project next month. Well I was hoping to use a sump on this tank and hopefully be able to transfer it eventually to a 200+.

Anyone have a proven DYI sump design especially the pump that they can share (non drilled tank)?
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ehall67 replied the topic: Sump and trickle filter

you are going to need an overflow box then

there are tons of designs out there... you are going to need to decided 1.) how much you want to spend and 2.) how handy are you lol

it does not have to be hard could just be a couple of layers of trays for water to run through ....

as far as the pump goes that will depend on how high (the head) the water must be pushed back up into the tank the higher the more GPH your pump will need to reach a 5X turn over... (1200 GPH might need a 1500 GPH pump)

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tehmole replied the topic: Sump and trickle filter

look at this simple sump:

www.cichlidforums.com/showthread.php?33828-DIY-Sump-how-to

with the overflow - you can build it with pvc's ~ have to look that up on youtube -
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