Originally Posted by onefish2fish
are you not going to close loop it?
i would imagine you would have to unless you want a row of powerheads along the back wall
I have not decided anything. This is why I am starting these conversations now!
I want time to kick ideas around and share your experiences. I have never had a project like this at home. I have maintained systems that were already set up, but the designing and implementation of such a system at home, starting from scratch, is an entire different experience.
To make it more crazy, I am not mechanically inclined. I have a wealth of knowledge of how I want things to work after they are created, but the process of cutting glass, building the tank, building the stand and canopy, all of these things are beyond my skill level. I will have to communicate to other people in the process as these things are completed.
It is my lack of mechanical experience that has probably turned me into a low-technology fishkeeper. I like to keep things simple. Unfortunately, i think a sump system is necessary on a tank this size to simplify the upkeep. So, please treat me like a novice... explain the benefits of a closed loop system as opposed to a Coast to Coast.
Lets talk this out. I need all of your input and help!
Cody Cody Cody.... sump designs please!