Yes, do a build thread! Why would you not? BTW, use finished plywood. It's a little more money, but way nicer than T11. As for your return pump gph
, you only need enough gph
going through the sump to feed whatever you have in there. In other words, if you have a skimmer with a 600 gph
pump on it, you need 600 gph
going through the sump in order for it to be at maximum efficiency. The same goes for any reactors you may have. Since the tank is drilled, you do not have to match the overflow exactly, but just have less gph
than it can handle. Depending on which overflow you use, you may want to put a little less gph
through it so it quiets down.
Some people believe you need "dwell time", so that the skimmer and/or reactors have time to clean all the water in the sump before it's returned to the display, but I believe that this is hindering the performance of the skimmer. I've always fed my components what they can handle. I mean, why put a 600 gph
pump on something and then recommend you only feed it half that?