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    Default 30 gallon Sump Plan tips suggestions please

    Hello, its been a while.

    I am about to build a new and better sump for my 75 gallon cichlid tank.

    i want it to be easy to service, fit under my existing tank, and have a refugium for more fun and possibilities.

    so after mulling for 2 or more years, i have decided to put my new project together. i have some acrylic 12inch x 11 3/4 times 2 and a 7 x 11 3/4 piece for my baffles.

    please look over my design and chime in if you have any incite, advice or complaints so i can get it close to right the first time.

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    do i need a bubble trap? i have a few extra 6 1/2 baffles.. i could use one in the pump chamber, and use the 7 in the filter area fix all the way to the bottom, then a 6 1/2 above that to keep my filter media separated pretty much how it is in the pic.

    is 2 inches good or too much of a gap with my baffles in my diagram?

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    i have made a few sumps for myself and some friends as we aslo have saltwater tanks, the one pictured is my 30 gal and i always put my input chambers on the side with a fuge in center. using a filter sock helps out also, i never made one for a freshwater tank as my ehiems are work horses.;) keep us posted on the build

    2'' gap is more than enough btw
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    here is another example of a 30 i built for a friend of mine, but i only made 2 baffles in it and really should have went with 3
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