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    DIY Fresh Water Sump

    Starting My DIY sump
    40 Gallon Long Tank
    To Filter my 135

    Also will be building a overflow
    And all piping to and from sump

    Flow rate with jecod 12000
    2375 to 3170 GPH

    Build starts Tonight

    Please note this I my first ever sump build..

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    Sounds like fun. Good luck!
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    Got the tank
    48x12x12. 30 gallon long not 40

    Going to strip the silicone off
    And Re seal it

    Will post Photos as I go.

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    Time to clean up all of the edges
    The right way..
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    Ready for caulk

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    All sealed up

    Now tomorrow night I'll be adding the baffles
    As well as a bubble diffuser.

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    Quick peek of my
    Dual overflow


    1-1/2 inch Click here to enlarge

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    Still waiting on my glass for the sump

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    Looks good so far!

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