Ok this is getting frustrating
, you get an idea of what you want to do and then somebody hits you with a horror story and why your plan stinks lol.
I cant go with a new tank, ive spent the money on this tank and adding that to the cost of a new one, it wouldn't be peace of mind at all.
With that said, I have a 55gallon tank, I have a 22 gallon tank im going to build into a sump. Refuge on one side, Protein Skimmer on the other... i was thinking of going 75% flow to the skimmer,25% to the Refuge, with the return pump in the center.
Now I need to have a means, the safiest in my situation to get water to and from the tank.. I'll glue the damn overflow if I have to. But i would like to know what you guys think of a GPH for this set up. The Sump is only about 3 ft below the tank and I do plan to haveAnemones, maybe some coral down the road (ive only researched what it takes in a tank to be ready for them, not the specifics of the coral themselves) maybe a few clown fish, a yellow tang and call it a day.
What Im looking for help on, is the feed and return system for the sump/refug. I cant get a reef ready tank, so what would be the 2nd best thing.
Thanks for the help!