DAS 160 gallon with built in sump (How does it work?) HELP

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    Just purchased a DAS 160 gallon tank that has a built in sump in the aquarium. Instead of the tank being drilled, the filtration works within the overflow area. I just purchased this tank and have no ideal how to plumb it or how it works. Can someone explain to me how this unit works? Also the 2 pumps in the bottom picture came with the tank, where do you think they were placed, what chamber in the sump would these go, also looks like it has a built in skimmer, can you tell me how this will work? Does it need a pump or something? I am totally lost on this one. PLEASE HELP me guys I know you all are super smart and are gods when it comes to this salt hobby. Thanks for your time.


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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I'm stumped on this one. :dunno:
     
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    WTF?!?!

    Those are just return pumps. I'm sure you just place them in the left and right "compartments." Where's that white pvc going? Does it connect to what I assume is the built-in center?
     
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    I don't get it. You have to have a pump of some sort to run the skimmer.
     
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    I was told it was a das h39 filter system. I emailed das and asked if they had an instruction guide they could link me to and they sent me this link explaining how it works but I think it just confused me even more. I will probably just get someone from my local reef forums to come set it for me and show me the works.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    When you get a chance,post the link here.Plus pics of how it all goes together.
     
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    Here is the link http://www.petstorefixtures.com/H29___H39_Drawings___Instructions_JPG.pdf Hopefully one of you guys can decipher it for me :D. I understand a couple sentences but when it starts talking about denitra bag, nitrate chambers, etc, I was thrown for loops :shock:. I also think my sump has 1 extra chamber then what the h39 is showing. It don't really have pics showing what I need, that is why im confused. Definitely not the sump physics that I know.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Those directions are worse than the ones I got when I married my wife:D
    Its gonna take somebody smarter than I am to figure that one out.Sorry.
     
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    I think I would try to adapt it to be like a Nano or Red Sea in tank system if possible.
     
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    How exactly are they setup? What would I need to convert?
     
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