Sump help (on my upcoming 40B)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Nav, May 12, 2014.

  1. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Maybe all you guys are right but from what I see, there's only one level of clamp to hold the plate (shouldn't I see two such levels of clamps if it came with two plates)

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    Also FYI, I have this plate sitting on the third chamber... (Almost closed with a triangle cut in one corner)

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    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  2. Devon

    Devon Guest

    It's a lid type. It sits on top with a flange that is a little smaller than the compartment to hold it in place.
     
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  3. Devon

    Devon Guest

    I have a picture but I don't know how to post it from my iphone
     
  4. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Just checked with him and looks like he never got it from whoever sold it to him :(
     
  5. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Pls do upload when u get a chance so I can see if there's any cheap DIY alternate...
     
  6. Devon

    Devon Guest

    image.jpg Don't mind the extra holes and this probably a bigger model than yours
     
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  7. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    It's easy to make, or have Tap make one for you. Just a flat piece to act as a top, get someone to drill two holes in it that you will use to use Uniseals OR PVC pieces to plumb into. Also get like 4 small pieces and glue to the bottom of the piece so it won't slide off the top of the sump no mater which way you push it and you're done. Scap pieces at Tap should be cheap OR, bring the sump into them and explain what you want ... a top piece with two holes in it that fit your plumbing (show them that pic you just posted) and I'm sure the guy can cut the piece you need.

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  8. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Does this extra top panel even make sense for vinyl tubing? Cos that's what I got...

    Earlier @Spoon mentioned that I can simply have the tube go straight in the sock... (If that's true, can anyone tell me how many inches inside the sock should the tube go?
     
  9. Devon

    Devon Guest

    I would use the top plate and install hose barb fittings so your hoses are secure
     
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  10. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    +1. This will be a much cleaner install for sure.


    Hey Nav, what is the ID of your tubing? What you'll do is go and find two bulkhead style fittings that have hose barbs that fit your tubing.

    1. Take measurements for lid, or contact TruVu for measurements.

    2. Get the lid made with the two appropriate sized holes for your bulkhead fittings.

    3. Install fittings into lid.

    4. Slip your two drain hoses onto barb fittings.

    Bam!
     
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  11. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Any way I could fit a ReefOctopus NWB150 6" inside this sump? (Asking cos someone's giving me a good deal)

    Else, how can I get a Protein skimmer in this sump (not planning to use my BH100 on this)
     
  12. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Nav,

    You need to measure the footprint of the nwb150 by hand. When I measured my NWB110, it was different than the footprint listed on websites. You also need to account for any heaters, probes, and reactors. I'm assuming all, if not some, will be going into that middle compartment.

    It is in my opinion you will not have room for a fuge in that sump. You need a compartment where you can control the flow for a fuge.
     
  13. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Oops, I was planning on middle chamber being the fuge. Currently added some broken/small dry rock to cycle...

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  14. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Are recirculating/external skimmers, where you have the pump in the sump and the skimmer standing outside it?

    Is that a good option here? (like DNW150 6")
     
  15. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    External skimmers, as the name suggests, sit outside. There are hang-on skimmers also, but they are a different story in themselves.

    External skimmers is one of your options if you have room. I believe recirculating doesn't necessarily imply external.
     
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  16. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    oh and i want to mention, it is just my opinion about the fuge.

    i don't often see fuges where there wasn't some additional piping to control the water going to it.
     
  17. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Neuro, I think refugiums can be any place what is not the main tank. His set up looks fine. just a place for pods and outcasts to hang out, maybe some extra rock for filtration.

    My current sump is drain/skimmer section, "fuge", then return pump section. Water just passes through the fuge section on the way to the return.

    Now whether that is efficient or not is another story.

    V
     
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  18. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Does it make sense to split the middle chamber for both fuge and skimmer?

    I can add some sort of mesh wall so cheato doesn't get in?
     
  19. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Ignore above Q, I measured and it's just enough to fit a standard skimmer...
     
  20. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    I recommend a divider if you plan to use macro algae. Otherwise, you can just keep live rock with a skimmer in the middle compartment.
     

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