Coleman Cooler....the Ultimate Temperate Sump?????

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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 25th 2010, 8:15 pm

Heck yeah that'd be awesome Happy Dance
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Post by moto826 on October 25th 2010, 9:04 pm

i got you no wories
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 27th 2010, 6:16 pm

Here is what I got going on for the insulated sump, still need some more bioballs though.




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Post by moto826 on October 27th 2010, 9:04 pm

sweet i jest set up my wet dry filter
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 27th 2010, 10:20 pm

This is going to be ran with the bioballs completely submerged, that's why I added the stand pipe on the drain. The open end is where I'll put either a sock filter or a filter pad with a tray. I still need to add another bulkhead fitting some where on the sump so I can loop in a protein skimmer.
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Post by moto826 on October 27th 2010, 10:57 pm

will mine work better under water should i change how have mine set up ?i
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 27th 2010, 11:32 pm

I'm only using the bioballs as a way to get more surface area for bacteria in this system. On my large tank I use bioballs in a more traditional wet dry setup. Just make sure there is a good physical form of filtration in front of the bioballs so you dont get a build up of decaying waste food on them.
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Post by moto826 on October 28th 2010, 8:25 am

whats the stuff called used to make filter socks i can lay it in the tray
now im using the blue and white filter pad
sorry for all the ?s i jest want to do it right the first time thanks
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 28th 2010, 2:42 pm

I got mine from one of my neighbors, he went to a local fabric store and got a couple yards of some kind of felt with no dye. Ran it in the washer a couple times with water only and made up a bunch of his own filter socks with that. They work pretty awesome Cool I'm going to do the same to lay in the tray on my trickle plates. I'll let you know if I find the stuff at Jo-Ann Fabric, but I'm sure someone on ReefCentral or PNWMAS would know right away what its called.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on November 7th 2010, 8:42 pm

Well the cooler sump is almost finished and in action : ) I think I am going to change out one of 3/4 inch bulkheads I'm using to a 1 inch but other than that I just need to do a final leak check.

I put cleaner looking paint job on it also and finished the area for the filter pad. Picked up another big box of bioballs for free today as well so I should have more than enough now.
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Post by Bluntokian on November 7th 2010, 8:51 pm

FREE Bioballs? How?
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Post by AquaticEngineer on November 7th 2010, 8:54 pm

Just ask on a local tropical forum, no one uses em anymore.
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Post by Bluntokian on November 7th 2010, 8:55 pm

Oh lol. Just curious sorry...I knew someone else would ask though right?
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