Sump design

arkamor

New member
Hi, group! I am trying to design the sump for my 90 gal tank. I am a total newbie and it seems I think about the sump like it is something similar to Mary Poppins' purse: everything fits inside.
I would like to have a fuge, a Clarisea filter and also an ATO chamber. Besides that, I do not have any fixed ideas.
Attached, an image with an initial draft. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Glass is much more difficult to move than Keynote boxes!Sump_eng.jpg

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Timfish

Timfish
Premium Member
Well, I've been happy with my setups just using an empty tank and adding some maricultured live rock and/or live sand. I wouldn't bother with all those divisions and equipment. Here's two of my sumps and the tanks they're for:

500 Tank and Sump
https://youtu.be/ZwrMDTGfYKo
https://youtu.be/_Uf5IyXvajg

240 Tank and Sump, started in 1997
https://youtu.be/WDj0daKV2B8
https://youtu.be/dh_nLhj1QXc

Our understanding of the roles of microbes and microbial processes has changed tremendously over the last couple decades since 16S DNA testing has become available for researchers to use. Forest Rohwer's book "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas" (kindle ~$10) is an excellent introduction to complex roles of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) and how it influences microbial processes and I would encourage you to get it. Here's four videos you might find informative:

Forest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2BMEfQGjU

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7hsp0dENEA

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont
https://youtu.be/DWItFGRQJL4

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"
https://youtu.be/ZRIKW-9d2xI
 

arkamor

New member
Thank you very much for your time! I have been wondering why is there so less information about microbial population on reefs... Everything is very focused on chemicals (I know it is important and basic to describe this habitat) but as a biologist, I would like to think microbiota has a major role in maintaining our aquaria.

I will study your comments in detail. Thank you again!
 

arkamor

New member
Here you are...
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arkamor

New member
Well, I've been happy with my setups just using an empty tank and adding some maricultured live rock and/or live sand. I wouldn't bother with all those divisions and equipment. Here's two of my sumps and the tanks they're for:

500 Tank and Sump
https://youtu.be/ZwrMDTGfYKo
https://youtu.be/_Uf5IyXvajg

240 Tank and Sump, started in 1997
https://youtu.be/WDj0daKV2B8
https://youtu.be/dh_nLhj1QXc

Our understanding of the roles of microbes and microbial processes has changed tremendously over the last couple decades since 16S DNA testing has become available for researchers to use. Forest Rohwer's book "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas" (kindle ~$10) is an excellent introduction to complex roles of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) and how it influences microbial processes and I would encourage you to get it. Here's four videos you might find informative:

Forest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2BMEfQGjU

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7hsp0dENEA

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont
https://youtu.be/DWItFGRQJL4

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"
https://youtu.be/ZRIKW-9d2xI
It took some time to come from UK but I have it just received today. Thank you for your recommendation!
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