Nicely done, John.
Nicely done, John.
Jim - Mount Laurel, NJ
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
Thanks guys. I went DIY cause the stock stands are just really low. I wanted to be able to see into this without having to bend over. The down side is that to get into the tank I'm gonna be needing a step stool nearby. Plus this kind of slowed the build down a bit. But I'm itching to move forward. Hopefully soon I'll have made up my mind on a sump. Probably gonna get one made by Jeff(Custom King) on Manhattan Reefs. Just waiting to make a decision on which one I want. Both are acrylic and ate about 27 gal full and run at 15 gal. I would love to have a bit bigger but these would leave me room in the stand for top off and other equipment. What do you guys think of these.
This one uses a 4" sock
This one a 7" sock.
The 7" version has a slightly bigger refugium.
Also waiting to hear back from another guy on Manhattan Reefs that does glass sumps. Same size but might be a good bit cheaper and closer for pick-up. Thanks for looking and for the compliments.
What kind of top off unit are you looking at? Hoping we can compare notes. Im in the process of trying to DIY mu own unit.
Personally... I like the 4in sock design....
Leaning towards the autotopoff.com.
I've heard nothing but good about them. And for the most part they are much cheaper.
Anyone else have an opinion on the sump.
It's not that hard to diy a sump. 29 gal might work. With the ato you can make the return section small.
I personally don't like custom kings work. I've seen leaks in ato containers and sumps. Your better off getting a trigger systems sump or one from advanced acrylics. Eco systems has nice ones as well. Price will be about the same
I was trying to find a website for advance acrylics and found nothing. As for trigger. I was considering them also. Any contact info on advance acrylics would be great if you have it.