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Gimpster

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I currently have an AGA 20L sitting on an old sturdy computer desk. I want to build a sump/fuge out of a AGA20 or AGA29 to sit behind the display tank and overflow back to it. Is there any one in the Puget Sound that could help me design and build one of these? I should know if I have the buget by the end of the month.

Thanks for any help that may be offered.
 

Angelscrx

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If you are going to put it behind and not below the display then you should make the fuge overflow into the display and not the other way around. Put a pump in the main tank or the fuge that would pull water from the main tank into the fuge and have the fuge overflow in to the display tank. That way if you have pods or mysis shrimp growing in the fuge they can spill over in the main tank for additional food for your fish.
 

johnehr

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Since its just a fuge and no skimmers or anything, you probably can get away without using baffles to reduce the bubbles. If the overflow does not drop water very far, there isn't going to be much in the way of bubbles created. You can simply hook up a hose to a power head and pump water into the fuge. Then have it overflow back into the main tank. As Angelscrx says, this setup of pump/overflow will allow critters to enter the main tank without going through a pump and getting harmed.
 

Gimpster

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That was exactly my plan, What I need help with is finding the right fitings, pipe or hose and drilling the glass tank/sump/fuge.

I have a Maxi-jet 900 I was going to use for moving water from the display to the fuge. There is going to be a skimmer hanging on the fuge as the one I hav is too tall for the display, so bubbles might be a problem. I can get glass sheets to make baffles or acrylic.

But Thanks for re-afirming my design ;)
 
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