10-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Plano, TX. (dallas/ft. worth)
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| | Re: Going Big
um who told you that?, that would just be an opinion... a planted tank can be done with a reef ready tank...people don't really do reef ready tanks as planted tanks because when it comes to the sump the sump will let out the c02 and you will lose c02 that should be in the aquarium.. There are people that have reef ready tanks that are planted tanks, with sumps. what i've seen them do and you could do is just cover the sump with a lid. phil edwards did a close loop with a sump on his tank, might could pm him for advice...
the over flow box is also a plain in the rear to get siphoning down to the sump, but it can be done. air line throw the u-tube and straight a siphon by sucking on the air line.
most people get a sump that is 1/4 the side of there tank. so if you got a 125 i would recommend running a 29-55g as the sump, and your return pump i would get one that rated 15 times turn over the gallons of the tank. because as the return pump, pump water higher and and higher(head volume) it looses presure so there for it not really pumping (the bla bla pump pumps 562 gallons per hour).
you could also do a reef ready tank, and have the drain go down to the cainster intake tubing, then have the outtake tubing conected to the return of the reef ready box of the tank.