Please someone help me! Trying to do a 20 gallon long sump build...

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by SJojo3377, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. SJojo3377


    Jun 19, 2010
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    GA, USA
    Hey everyone!

    It's been awhile since I've been on I FINALLY have our 65 gallon stand stained, has knobs on it and it is ready to go!!
    Now, I am working on building our sump. The sump is a 20 gallon long a (30.2in x 12.5in x 12.7 in) if that helps anyone. Anyways, I am about to buy the Lexan plexiglass baffles....6 of them right? The first one to partition off the first area being the intake, the second one to partition off the refuge, the third, fourth, and fifth being a bubble trap, and the last to partition off the outtake where the skimmer is? What should my measurements be for the height of the baffles? I've seen videos from Mr. Limpet's so I think I can do this correctly, but I just need measurements so that I can go to Lowe's or Ace and have them cut these baffles for me.....

    Thank you for all of your help

    JoAnna :D
    SJojo3377, Apr 17, 2012
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    little_fish Moderator

    Mar 4, 2010
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    you should only need 3 baffles, one after the skimmer/drain section, and two after the fuge section (and before the return) to act as a bubble trap. i would make the baffles 9 in tall
    little_fish, Apr 18, 2012
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