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    That's great monty I'm glad to hear it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco_Dave View Post
    Here's a specially designed sump for a deep sand bed, I mite have a few more knocking about. James in EA made it for me, a nice design, I had the platform for the skimmer at a later date when I was no longer using a DS.

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    Dave really like the look of the sump. Do you have all the dimensions for it by any chance?

    Was the skimmer originally in the section on the left?

    Is there a need to have the double baffles on either side of the DBS? Is this to stop bubbles or is there any other reasons for it?

    Did you run this sump for a time in a tank? How did it work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty View Post
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    ive got the same tank. look at my thread. my betta 1500,u see how my sump is set up
    Monty could you explain the layout of your sump? is the first section on the left or right? I thought it was better to have your skimmer in the first section. Does your flow right to left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifishet View Post
    Monty could you explain the layout of your sump? is the first section on the left or right? I thought it was better to have your skimmer in the first section. Does your flow right to left?
    the sump was set up water coming in from left.but i changed it to water coming in both sides and returning at the middle. sump goes refugium/return/skimmer.70% of the water comes in from right/other 30 comes in from left down threw refugium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifishet View Post
    Dave really like the look of the sump. Do you have all the dimensions for it by any chance?

    Was the skimmer originally in the section on the left?

    Is there a need to have the double baffles on either side of the DBS? Is this to stop bubbles or is there any other reasons for it?

    Did you run this sump for a time in a tank? How did it work out?

    I wouldn't, but if you pm'ed @stocky I'm sure he would give you all the measurements. The baffles cut down on micro bubbles etc. I had the baffles cut about 6" up with a gap of about an 1" either side to allow water to pass along the top of the DSB:

    Here's a few pics from earlier in it's life:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco_Dave View Post
    I wouldn't, but if you pm'ed @stocky I'm sure he would give you all the measurements. The baffles cut down on micro bubbles etc. I had the baffles cut about 6" up with a gap of about an 1" either side to allow water to pass along the top of the DSB:

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    Looks Great Dave. Did you snails breed in the sump? Are they Astreas (excuse the spelling). I have dropped Stocky a Pm to see if he can help with the sizes. What size of return pump did you use with this setup? I have read that it is better to have a slower flow when using a DSB did you find this?

    Cheers

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    No Turbo's breed like this:

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    They shot there muck into the water column, and they end up everywhere Yes I think there Astreas. Stocky is flat out at the mo, workin 7 day weeks, so bear with him

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