DIY Rubbermaid container sump

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    Does anyone know where to get DIY instructions for a Rubbermaid container sump, or anything else in the tote sump category?
     
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    I don't think so, because it's pretty self explanatory -- you buy a plastic tote and drop your pump in.
     
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    Here is a picture of my setup that uses one:

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    wow that looks pretty crazy
     
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    so you just need a sump, and just use LR for filtration?
     
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    Pretty much.Live rock and a good skimmer is the best filter you can have.
     
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    cool. how about live sand?
     
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    You could in a separate refugium tub. That's what Biff's round tub is.
     
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    what do i put in the refugium tub?... what are those glass separaters for on a glass sump?
     
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    To keep things separate. Pump area/Skimmer area/Refugium area. The baffles also help to reduce air bubbles.

    In a tub you could have 8"-10" of live sand and your chaetomorpha.
     
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    are chaetomorpha common in the ocean?
     
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    Does a bear................ :bounce:
     
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    ?????
     
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    The saying is "Does a bear shit in the woods?" for a duh yes answer. :)
     
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    a simple "duh" would be fine enough
     
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    It's an OLD saying. Damn I'm feeling old now. :(
     
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    hahaha dont worry ill catch up
     
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    You only need to put those dividers (baffles) in the sump if you want to keep the sections separate -- like if you want a refugium in your sump. With mine, I have the refugium in a separate container (the round one), so I don't need any baffles. So I just put all the equipment in the tub and it works great.

    I'm so much happier with this setup than I was with the last one -- which was a 55 gallon sump made out of an old tank with baffles.
     
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    cool. would there be a way to put baffles in a rubbermaid one? i dont have too much space to put all those containers
     
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    Yeah you can put baffles in the same way you'd put them in a glass tank. Silicone won't adhere as well to the plastic though. You should score it with sandpaper first.

    PS -- is that Lil Wayne in your avatar??
     
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