I thought I had asked this before, but maybe someone else asked it and I read it somewhere...anyway, Im setting up a 100 gallon reef (eventually) which is 5 ft long and will have the following:
Southdown sand (100 lbs)
90 lbs of LR
5 small fish
30-40 gallon sump/fuge
I have to use an overflow box which will be a Sealife System 60/100 single output with a Mag 12. Also i will have 3-4 PH
in the tank itself.
My questions are:
1) will the mag 12 overpower the overflow? Do I need a ball valve(Im going to install one but will I need to use it?)
2) Are there any instructions out there showing or detailing how to use the overflow box? I know you fill the sump top where you want the water level to be, then fill the tank to the edge of the overflow box, but dont know what to do after that. I know you have to put the airline tube into the Utube to get the air out...anything else?
3) Are overflow boxes relaible as long as air doesnt get in the Utube?
4) How far from the wall to people set their tanks? Didnt think this through on my first tank and set it to close...
Im transferring all of the above from a leaking tank so this is the task at hand. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.