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My DIY 20 Gallon Sump Builld

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jerrybforl, May 1, 2011.

  1. jerrybforl

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    Ok guys here is the sump build that I have been promising! I will give a step by step on how to construct a sump using a 20 gallon tank.

    List of components

    1. Deep Blue Triton 3 pump… 850GPH
    2. 3 Gallons of Coralife Bio Balls
    3. 1 All Glass Aquarium Mega Overflow kit

    List of plumbing

    1. 2-1” Threaded Ball Valves
    2. 2-1” Threaded PVC Union “Quick Disconnect”
    3. 2-1”x 2” Threaded PVC Risers
    4. 1-1”x 4” Threaded PVC Riser
    5. 2- 1”x ¾” Threaded Bushings
    6. 1-1”x ¾” Solvent Bushing to ¾” Thread female end
    7. 1-1” Threaded Adapter to 1” Solvent female end for 1” PVC piping
    8. 2- ¾” Threaded Nylon Barb with ¾” nipple
    9. 1-1” Clear Check Valve

    List of other supplies

    1. 1- 3’x 30” Sheet of ¾” Acrylic
    2. 1 Roll of Thread Seal Tape (Teflone Tape) pink Heavy Duty
    3. 1 package of Stainless Steel ¾” to 1 and ¾’ Clamps

    Tools

    1. Measuring Tape
    2. Pliers
    3. Small Hand Saw for cutting PVC
    4. Jig Saw and blades for cutting Acrylic
     
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    Well I had to reconfigure some things on the sump. Nothing major. Now I just have to figure out how to upload pics on here LOL.
     
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    Call me I will walk you through it........
     
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