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post #1 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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do I need to drill?

How hard is it to start an SW tank with out drilling? I dont think I will be using a sump since it is in my bedroom and the noise might not be good, so is it ok to not use a drilled tank?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 09:04 PM
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yes, however adding a sump adds more water volume. the more water volume the more stable your water parameters will be. a sump also allows an in-sump skimmer to be used, a place to put heaters, carbon/phosban reactors and refugiums with macro algaes. you could use a hang on overflow which allows you to have a sump without drilling but IMO i will never use one again after using a glass holes overflow box, and drilling isnt hard as long as the glass isnt tempered.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 09:30 PM
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I have had a positve experience with an overflowless SW tank. The hang on the back type protien skimmer worked good, no complaints about the media filter/bio cartridge filter setup either. But think of it this way. All the pluses of the added water volume of the sump style makes for less maintenance and if you enclose the sump inside the tank stand with decent doors, It could be much quieter than having the filtration mounted right to the top of the tank, not to mention much nicer looking too.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-09-2009, 07:19 AM
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Without question, my 54 sump system is much quieter than my 38 hang on system.
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-09-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, well is it possible to have a sump with out drilling?
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-09-2009, 09:05 PM
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Yes, you would use an external overflow box that hangs on the aquarium.
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