Going price for a pro custom sump ?

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    1st Folks, my apologies for not dropping by more often.
    So I want a custom size , pro built sump with 3 maybe 4 walls . The dimensions are,
    45 by 16 by 16 with proper bracing of course .
    You think between 900 & 1000 bucks is about right?
    This doesn't include shipping as I can pick it up myself.
    The acrylic sump I built (1st big build) as finallly sprung it's last leak !
    Thanks, Brian
     
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    Yes sir. When i priced out mine in both the local area and the interwebs, i was running about 900$... Then i went and found stealth sumps... LOVE THOSE! but then i went and just modified the one i have.
     
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    While a custom sump can get you exactly what you want, what prevents you from using an off the shelf sump? It would be a lot less expensive, and you would likely be able to find something that will work for you.

    If I were going to get a custom sump, I'd tend to go with Lifereef, but you can expect a waiting time of 3 or 4 months.
     
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    Thank You gentle men for he quick reply. I need as much length as possible to fit the equipment &
    still have a meaningful sized refugium. Thanks again !
     
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    If you can find a sump that kind of fits the bill, check out my 110 build. I will be taking better pictures in a more organized manner this weekend, but i completely modified mine. Fit the color scheme i wanted and bolted on the "missing" features i "had to have." total cost was about $80 since i had the sump already.
     
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    Holy Smokers Dave ! That is great . I need to make some careful measurements tomorrow. only thing is if my big octo skimmer will fit .
    That is a major savings. I'm sure to find out more.
     
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    And those are sexy sumps! It gives you a lot of options in the future if you want to run Triton or standard.

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    Man Oh man it's soo close ! I mean barely enough room. like less than a 1/4 inch close . Fit fine but the simmer pump intake is 1/4 inch from the side. This will restrict flow into the skimmer. I can turn the pumo vertical and thats ok but will require some innovative shelves for said skimmer to sit level .the chord to the pump throws it off ! LOL
    would You attempt to cut one of these walls & replace with another?

    If so all troubles gone & over 300$ in my pocket.
     
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    I would find a way to make the $300 stay saved and not mess with the stability of the tank. The cord is a non issue, you can easily buy or make a cord to fit the bill. If its 1/4" off, trim a little on both sides so it fits but doesnt vibrate against it either. Or step down to the one size smaller and have extra room for things like an ATO.
     
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    Hello Saint, That's what I'll have to do is file the lip on the base . the adjust knobis too big I'll have to cut out the outside of that .Another layer of eggcrae to take care of the pump & chord. I haven't ordered yet will flip a coin tomorrow. I'm sure to let you know. Also I'll have o get the cap off the drain section the installed drain lines won't work with my synergy over flow. Lot's of little thing but 300 or so in my pocket !
    Thanks again to Dave for turning me onto this Triton sump.
     
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    well I received the Triton sump. it.s very well built & looks cool ! never had equipment that looks pretty LOL. Anyway the skimmer droped right in with a little room to spare. Thanks again to Dave. I would have never found this sump if not for Him.
     
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    Glad I could help.

    At one time I did a lot of custom DIY projects. It's true that you can often make something very good at a low price. Now that I'm older, and a bit more lazy, I tend to buy things already put together, and then all I need to do is connect them up and plug in any electrical stuff.
     
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