View Full Version : DIY 75 gallon sump/refugium


WILLIAM1
01-28-2010, 7:21 PM
Ok so Im almost finished with my sump/refugium. I have a little more caulking to do and I will be done. Like the probe holder, and ATO, plus I added my own filter sock holder made out of a 3.5" pipe holder from HD.
I also added a support for the refugium wall becuase of the weight. I used some ideas from melevsreef.com for the build sorry theres no actual building its pretty much all done.
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9718/dscn438823358011386.jpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/dscn438823358011386.jpg/)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/149/dscn439323408021288.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/dscn439323408021288.jpg/)

WILLIAM1
01-28-2010, 10:03 PM
This was the diagram I was working from.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6488/sump7764287.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/sump7764287.jpg/)

glxtrix
01-28-2010, 11:03 PM
:confused2:

Smoothie
01-29-2010, 2:39 AM
Nice! Talk about pro-active

WILLIAM1
01-29-2010, 8:58 AM
Thanks I also wanted to make sure I didnt overflow the sump during a power outage. My last sump didnt leave alot of room for error. Now I can get 25 extra gallons just in case. Plus having a refugium with a nice deep sand bed will help with the nitrates. I have had micro bubbles in the DT becuase of the way my current sump runs so this will also eliminate that problem as well.

brianjfinn
01-29-2010, 11:51 AM
Very cool. I love these DIY projects.