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This is a discussion on sump pumps + sump questions? within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; so im putting a 25 gallon sump on my 90 gallon polypterus tank, mainly because im sick of my screens ...

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    so im putting a 25 gallon sump on my 90 gallon polypterus tank, mainly because im sick of my screens on my 2 fluvals plugging up... and the tank is already drilled/plumbed/ pipes are in just need to drill a few holes in them.

    anyways what would be the cheapest option for a return pump and how many gallons per hour should i have flowing through my tank

    also what design for a sump would you guys suggest, im pretty handy with glass and plexiglass so ill be making my own sump but im not to sure on the design yet.
    Having a saltwater tank without corals is like a flower garden with just sticks

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    There are simple too complicated way to make a sump. It really depends on how much fabrication you want to do. Remember the cost of acrylic as well - not cheap these days. I basic one could be a simple tower raised from the bottom of a tank. I have that sitting in a $20 laundry tub for my 200g SW system for over 10 years.

    I would go to J&L to take a closer look at the sump they sell. I remember seeing a video from the company explaining how they work.

    Aqueon Proflex Aquarium Sump (Model 4)



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