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In today’s video, i show an example on how to build a basic submerged sump for your aquarium, while discussing the pros and cons.
How to build an emerged sump: https://goo.gl/TpOgjy
How to build a submerged sump: https://goo.gl/JDmsMr
How to build a fluidized sump: https://goo.gl/AByVwb
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Still one of the best DIY sump videos out there. It has aged very well.
Where do you put the air zone
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Se te va a derramar ese Sump cuando se va la energía eléctrica
Joey what are the glass dimensions for baffle
I am designing a sump for a huge aquarium ( 12000 gallons ) the sump will be about 270 gallons, is it good if I designed it to be both emerged and submerged in deferent stages ?
Is it possible to build a sump that has 2 steps. First a biological chamber that runs into a submerged part??
Most vids: … then a bubble trap, then the return.
KoDIY: This what a bubble trap is and does (shows relevant clip of function). This is why you might want one. This is the type of aquarium it is most common for.
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Hi I enjoy watching your channel. I learned a lot and would recommend this channel to my friends…
Could you put a refugium in the center instead of the media? Also I want to put a sponge filter in a sump, would I put that in the refugium area?
Could I possibly derim my 20gal tall tank?
Problem is if enough water evaporates such that water can't clear the 2nd baffle, the pump will burn out. Why not put 2nd baffle close to first baffle. then you really don't need 3rd baffle and a lot more water would have to evaporate before the pump runs dry.
Or you could build a prefilter to sit on top of sump that drips water down and then you don't need baffles at all.
Hi Joey…if I have 72 gallon tank, what size of sum do I need?
Any suggestion on how to choose a pump to match the filter?
Good info man but you need to slow waaay down. I'm all about shorter rather than longer videos but when i need to pause the video like 20 times, that means your going too fast. This video out of the other 2 was also pretty low info and ultimately not that helpful which ultimately meant this one required the least amount of pausing.
try making an aquarium filter behind the uncle big aquarium
Can I use sediment filter (5 micron) in my aquarium to clean water ? (which is used as a pre-filter in RO water purifier.)
If not ….WHY?
Why are the "flow-under" baffles set at different heights from the bottom? Thanks!
Can you do a video on how to clean a built filter?
Miss your old videos
Dont put the heater in the last section. As water level drops from evaporation, the heater can become exposed. Always put it in a section with a consistent water level
Can you glue acrylic on glass..?
Which type of sump do you recommend for a 260 gallon African cichlid tank?
Can I mix submerged and fluidized tank together? And which one should water flow through first?
Joey. How big of a sump do you think i need to run a 75, 55, and 35? I want one big enough to run all the large tanks and use the small marineland pumps for smaller tanks.
Good afternoon,I’m blowing my brain apart here, as I’m pretty sure I’ve lost the formula and calculations in this video, I have a very soon and very near future project, of building an aquarium that is 4x2x1.5ft, in inches that’s 48 in length 24 in height and 18 in width, I’m planning on building a sump pump for it. Calculations have told me that it’s an 89.6 gallon tank and I need too pump 448 gallons an hour, I also need 448 watts directly from the heater, now, in designing the seperate sump tank, I’m stumped as too what the size of my sump tank should be.Specs89.6 gallon tank *main tank*I’ve got a pump in mind too pump 448 gallons an hourSump tank size ?????I just need the size of the tank needed, please please helpShould I use a 2ft long 2ft high 2ft wide tank for the sump?Please please, in desperate need of help(Not a saltwater setup)
MAN ! You give me such an anxiety trying to keep up with how fast you speak, slow it down little soldier
Love your videos!
I've a question which pump to use for the sump. The pump I've is to strong and it's pushing away the plants.
This video just left me with more questions than answers. Maybe next time try not to be in a hurry just to make a buck. The cons: because you'll have to take care of it more. Wtf?
Might it be worth pumping some of the water from the 'finished' end of the sump back to the start, re-filtering it, before returning to the tank?
what size pvc pipe do i need if i want to turnover 6000 Litres per hour?
Can you explain why this type of sump needs "more maintenance?" The prefilter has to be changed just as often on the wet/dry, and the biologic doesn't need that much maintenance.
30 gal. (aprox) sump (aquarium) tank… what would be the ideal size (GPH) return pump for the sump?
Can you use all three filter systems on one large tank?
just wanna ask, where would you add the algae scrubber or even a drip system here?
I'm curious as to why you did one side with silicone, and the other with what looked to be aquarium silicone???
hi bro how are you?
I want one help from you my tank crack from bottom I don't know the reason why I placed flat plywood but I didn't placed tharmacol plz help me soon and plz make a video for this problem plz bro.
how can i contact you i got some questions
Does anyone know any tips to match the flow rate from my siphon and the sump pump?
I am using an Aqueon 30 gallon aquarium for my sump. I would like to know what size panels I would need and where to place them in the aquarium sump. I think I will be using a Reef Octopus 152-S skimmer but not sure yet. Thanks.
I'm trying to setup a 30g salt water was wondering on the best diy sump to hold the live rock and live sand so they can release the good bacteria in excess but not overcrowd the tank with rocks and lots of sand so the displacement effect for water isn't so big. the tank I'm planning already will have fake coral and fake anemone for 2 false percula clowns, a fire goby and possibly a jaw fish with some small star fish as cleanup crew.
please help, i started my submerged sump 2 days ago and my water is cloudy. in the first stage i put about 2 in of polyfill follwed by a 2 in thick sponge. the middle chamber has about 7 gallons of lava rock. followed by the last stage that just has the pump in it. How can i clear up my water? am is my mechanical filter stage missing anything?
p.s. i dont wanna use a filter sock or anything that needs to be changed often. my canister keeps my 55 crystal clear for at least a week
Are sumps good for Freshwater aquariums with biomedia and area for equipment.
don't you only use any type of sump for saltwater
Hi Joey, I love your videos! They are both very educational and inspirational and have rekindled my interest in the hobby. I am looking to build my first sump and was just looking on some direction on how to size the glass for the baffles. The tank is a 360G and the sump is approximately 125 gallons 5' L x 2' W x 20" H and i am using two laguna max flo 2400s. The "sump" is currently running without any baffles and is very inefficient. I have sumps with baffles on my other tanks, but they were built by an aquarium manufacturer so I don't have any experience building them just like how they work. I was also looking to increase mechanical filtration because I do notice a lot of detritus on my ceramic rings and have to rinse them with tank water every few months. I use 100 micron filter socks, but I also read that you can add filter sponges between baffles, do you have any recommendations on where to obtain large filter sponges?
Thank you for your time