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    Proper sump size for a 130gal

    Good evening all,

    I need a little help planning out my sump for my 130. I have never done a sump before and so have no idea what size tank to use. I have an old 30 gal kicking around but itís a taller tank and I donít think that will do the job.

    If thereís anyone that would have any ideas for me it would be helpful.

    Thanks again
    Reef tanks are like a fine wine....time is everything

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    i have a 40 gallon turned into a 3 section sump, the biggest thing to remember is flow and lighting for the algae and to have enough algae for you tank. my tank is a 125 , my protein skimmer is in 1st compartment the algae then last section is the pump with the filter so my refuguim is actually about 2o gallons, if you need i can measurements if you need it not sure how to do pics on here yet except maybe under my albums !

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    So part of what I look at when we're talking about what's big enough for underneath is what your final plan is do you want to have an area for frags you need to make sure you have an area for cheito and all sorts of other different things like substrate Rock Etc you need to really concentrate on what would be enough section for when the power goes out losing suction all the safety manners that need to go on each end of the tank first and then go from there reactors Etc will be in another section a really good place to start is really YouTube and watch some of the videos that Barrier Reef and others have and melevsreef guys like that and even some goofy YouTubers themselves when I had my 125 gallon in the wall I had a 55-gallon below and that was just right with a frag tank in there as well then I had to do little to no water changes
    5 yrs of fun?125 GAL. REEF .55 GAL SUMP.2 1500 SEIO ,mag 1800for return 2 maxi's for cl on RK1,PRIME CHILLER 1/10HP With mag9,ASM G-6 looking skimmer?,3 CLOWNS , 2 DAMSELS CONVIC 3 STRIPE, 4 CRABS, LOTTA SNAILS,leconce,blue hippo yellow tail ,gobey pair,CLeaner shrimp,dual 450 M.H. 2-2ft vho's-sump,6ft vho's up top,RK1 keeper,135LBS L.R.110 LBS L.S. And now after a seperation I restart with a 50 bow front !Hidden Content

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