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    MRC HDPE Sumps Are Industrial And Upmarket

    Without a doubt, My Reef Creations ‘MRC’ is best known for their acrylic work. Some may also be aware of their Polypropylene sumps, but few have ever seen their HDPE models. Here’s a first look. The benefit of HDPE is that it’s tough stuff. Chemically, it is ozone and UV safe, while physically it can […]

    mrc hdpe sump

    Without a doubt, My Reef Creations ‘MRC’ is best known for their acrylic work. Some may also be aware of their Polypropylene sumps, but few have ever seen their HDPE models. Here’s a first look.

    The benefit of HDPE is that it’s tough stuff. Chemically, it is ozone and UV safe, while physically it can be placed outside if need be.

    mrc sump

    The sump shown here was made for the Omaha Zoo for a special jellyfish display. This beast measures in at 48x36x30″ and is constructed out of 3/4″ HDPE. Packed inside are eight 7″ 200 micron filter sock. Up top are acrylic lids to reduce noise, keep any heat inside and allowing easy access.

    mrc hdpe sump

    Note the emergency overflow slots above the filter socks. Should they become clogged (murphy’s law dictates they will), rather than having a mess on your floor, the water safely moves on to the next sump chamber. A simple, but commonly overlooked feature in many DIY and commercial designs.

    HDPE maybe overkill for most household set ups, but if you’re looking for a sump in nearing this size, it’s something to consider.

    4 Comments

    1. guest
      December 7, 2010 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

      I’m having MRC build me a big sump as we speak….but not an HDPE one?…..hmmmm.

    2. mike
      December 7, 2010 at 7:28 PM | Permalink

      i had MRC build me a complete system including one of these sumps(300gal), and they are well worth it, superior craftmanship and quality. thanks to Tim and Raj

    3. Ryanbruder
      December 8, 2010 at 2:36 AM | Permalink

      Price tag?

    4. mike
      December 9, 2010 at 12:46 AM | Permalink

      if i remember right around 2,300 for the sump

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