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Wet Dry Sump 4 months 3 days ago #72198

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Im going to show the process in which I changed my sump from a submerged media sump to a emerged/ wet dry sump. Pictures will be coming soon along with a description.

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Wet Dry Sump 4 months 2 days ago #72200

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Can't wait for the pics! I always love the diversity with custom sumps :thumbs:
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Wet Dry Sump 4 months 1 day ago #72204

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The sump originally was built for a reef aquarium and when I got it, it was empty except for a protein skimmer that was in it.

Alrighty without further ado, here are the pictures.

Sumps dimension are 30 W x 10 L x 21 H (inches) ~ 30 gallons

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Water overflows from the tank into a custom Durso Standpipe that has a ball valve instead of the airline tubing with the air valve. Then comes in to the drip plate which I have filled with some filter floss to reduce noise. The drip plate I made out of a foil pan, it has many holes drilled into the bottom along with some emergency holes about 3/4 of the way to the top.



Then it goes through the bio balls that I have suspended using a vertical piece of eggcrate and a baffle. The divider is also made of eggcrate and I have it stuck in plae using a small piece of eggcrate thats leaning on another baffle.



It then flows into another chamber that I have been experimenting with. It contains ceramic media but I have a wavemaker inside that moves the rings around to try and replicate a fluidized media filter. There is no way to tell if it actually works like one and it's super loud as the rings hit the glass so I may just use it under the eggcrate for more flow.

It then goes through a bubble trap and into the return pump chamber.

Excuse the camera quality, I have an old phone :/

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Wet Dry Sump 4 months 22 hours ago #72207

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Awesome! What kind of pump is that?

Will this be added to a tank or put onto a pre-existing one?
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Wet Dry Sump 4 months 20 hours ago #72211

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This is currently filtering my Oscar tank and I am not sure what pump it is, came with the sump/tank that I found on the side of the street.
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Wet Dry Sump 3 months 4 weeks ago #72214

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You're one lucky person to find something like that :dance:
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