55 gallon tank 10 gallon sump + some mods

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    juit

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    Well this is my set up

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj7hwCoMcN0&list=UU-8Bs7Mzf5mRbySlhOY_ihw&index=1&feature=plcp]55 gallon saltwater aquarium - YouTube[/ame]

    55 gallon tank

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    GLO 48 inch doubleT5 light

    I drilled the back for a 3/4 pvc pipe with elbows as overflow

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    on the back I put a T pvc to let air in this stoped the draining noise to 0

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    10 gallon sump

    drain muffler this simply works awesome cut all the splash noise of my sump

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    moded seaclone 150 with antisplash panel

    1/2 inch pvc insert this slows turbulance and makes smaller bubbles

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    moded 550 gallon pump PVC elbow to recollect water from the bottom

    fiber mesh wall

    canister with bio media
     
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    Bluesaltwater87 Aquarium System Design

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    looks nice but why did you go with a 10 gallon sump?
     
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    didnt have space in my office, fits perfect in the stand

    for a 55 gallon I think its enough but I could be wrong :S

    also bad planing was going to use a canister filter so I "need" the side space

    but Im gonna put a chiller in there :)
     
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    Bluesaltwater87 Aquarium System Design

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    nice. i just wanted to ask because i alwas say "go bigger if you can." when i make a tank disign my rule for my builds are if the main is over 55 gallons than i take the size and divide by half and that is what i use.
    I will be building a 150 gallon main tank with a 75-100 gallon wet/dry trickel system and a 55 gallon refuge tank.
     
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    link is working! [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPoqn4QVmps]CLOWN FISH - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Bluesaltwater87 Aquarium System Design

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    sweet dude
     
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    made some changes to my aquarium

    bought a sc 65 protein skimmer

    they work great and are dirt cheap

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    made a over flow box with a CD case

    my sump only fills 1 inch if power fails instead of 3 inches

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    tank looks good
     
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    thanks
     
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