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Old 07-15-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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I'm looking into buying a Marineland Deep Dimensions 250 Gallon (36"x60"x27") for a new home for my quickly growing fishes. Im 99.9% sure i'll be getting the tank, but I'm not very familiar with plumbing a tank of this size. I need help figuring out a proper filtration system. I have a 55gallon that is sitting empty that i can use as a sump, and I'm fairly handy, but I've never built one before. I'm not really putting a budget on this project yet though, so any ideas are appreciated. I mostly need tips on plumbing, and sump ideas for a 250. Would a single Proflex series 4 do the job?

Im in SW ontario, if anyone wants to help me out on this project?
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:03 AM   #2
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Why not get the 300 dd? You should be able to use to 55 gallon for it. There is alot of the Internet for DIY sumps.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:21 AM   #4
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At the store I'm looking to buy from the 300DD is currently unavailable, but there is a sale on the other sizes, otherwise I would obviously want the 300DD.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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Ya that makes sense, where are you getting it from?
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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www.incredibleaquarium.com located in London, Ontario, Canada. I've dealt with them I the past and their customer service is above and beyond.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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Tank ordered. Should be in in a couple weeks. Ridiculously excited!!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #8
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Make a sump out of the 55g. Look at joeys website www.diyfishkeepers.com you will find how easy it is to make a nice sump. Did you get the tank drilled for overflows?
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:22 AM   #9
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Yes, I got it drilled w/ corner-flo's. Should I use one large water pump or two small ones? One per return output?
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:23 AM   #10
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I'm thinking this would be best in case one fails.
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