- Nov 1, 2006
ive been looking into building my own sump and ive run into an issue. is it ok to have a tall sump that is 10-20g but is only like 6-10 inches wide? because where the tank at school is placed there is little room for a really good sump besides the floor. i wanted to use one of the diy sump threads i found on here, i just cant remember the name. but it involved lee's observation things and such and i really like the set-up because i already have almost all the materials. also, could i keep shrimp and crabs in the sump so i wouldnt need another tank for his food? annnnd one more thing. i keep hearing that skimmers are all about oxygenation. what about air stones? like the super long ones? would it help if i put one of those in the sump? oh, and also, how do you octo-proof the intake in the overflow box but still make it able to filter out the octo gunk? oi vei, this is going to be a long weekend....