I am in the process of designing a DIY 30 gal
sump/fuge. I am going to be using an existing 30 gal
long tank for my sump. I have a couple of questions before I get started.
I have decided to go with the following set up (from left to right) : intake from tank / return / fuge. I am planning on having the return line "T'd" off to the fuge so it flows back into the return section. Question #1. I was planning on using glass for all of the walls and baffles. How tall should they be? is there a specific height in relation to how tall the sump is?
Question #2. Since I am using glass, how could I make the water flow back into the return portion from the fuge? Do I need to have holes drilled or can it just flow over the wall? I have been researching on melevsreef.com and all of his have teeth cut into the top of the wall. (of course he is using acrylic)
Question #3. I have seen a lot of people using LR
rubble in the intake section of the sump. I am going to put a skimmer either in the intake portion or hanging on the side of that section. Could/should I make a box for the LR
rubble within the intake section so the water would flow over the lr
then into the intake section?
Would it be easier just to make the walls out of acrylic?
Thanks for all your help!