View Full Version : DIY 75 gallon sump/refugium

01-28-2010, 8:21 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 for the build sorry theres no actual building its pretty much all done. ( (

01-28-2010, 11:03 PM
This was the diagram I was working from. (

01-29-2010, 12:03 AM

01-29-2010, 3:39 AM
Nice! Talk about pro-active

01-29-2010, 9:58 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.

01-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Very cool. I love these DIY projects.