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Old 12/07/2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Just another Bio Cube14 Thread /w Mangrove Sump (Pics)

Ok, I have finally set up my 14g Bio Cube and put sand/water in it. Everything so far on the Bio Cube is original with no mods to void the warranty.

My plan is to add a sump that I can add mangroves to. The way I went about doing it is to go buy a trashcan with a crate to set it on so that it would be above the Bio Cube. I plan on Having a pump send water to the sump and let gravity send the water back to the last chamber in the Cube.







I used Quick Connects for the hose (no leaks so far!). The Input hose is higher than the return hose so that the pressure difference should force the water back down into the Bio Cube faster than the pump (bought from walmart) can send it to the sump.



I have come across a problem of the return sucking bubbles, I have a temporary fix untill I can find a couple of 3/8 in threaded elbows.




More to come later, After I order the Mangroves and live rock. I am thinking of going with TBS live rock. Not sure what to put in the tank as far as stocking goes. I was thinking of putting a dwarf Lionfish in it but dunno if it would possibly get to big.


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Old 12/07/2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Nice start! I love mangrove sumps, I just like the look of them. Keep us updated.


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Old 12/07/2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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Interesting. Keep us updated.


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Old 12/08/2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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If the power goes out wouldn't the return pump fail allowing the water to drain into the display and eventually overflow onto your floor? Or did you plan for this by putting the return line high enough so it couldn't drain that much water if this happened?


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Old 12/08/2007, 11:04 AM   #5
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Yeah. the return line is high enough to not overflow the tank. There is only about 1 inch between the input and the output. Almost as soon as the pump is off there is enough suction that the siphon stops because it starts to suck bubbles.

Also where I live is very secure electricity wise. in the 6 years I have been here the power has only gone out about 3 times and one of those we were warned about before hand.


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Old 12/08/2007, 04:00 PM   #6
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what is a mangrove sump?


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