Originally Posted by Hart62
That seems simple enough. Just leave enough room in the new section for the pump and line back to the aquarium? Also, I don't know if the bio ball area actually opens. It has a small slot at the top but I don't think it's a drawer. If that's the case, no way to put large live rock in there. I've seen live rock rubble either advertised or at a lfs
. I'm assuming that would be just as good? Or should I take a piece of live rock and break it up? No way to incorporate a refugium into this is there? I like the idea of macro algae and growing my own copepods since I have a Mandarin Goby.
Exactly, measure it and see how much you need, give yourself a little more and your good on the return line. If the bio ball area doesn't open, break it! Lol
I don't think you'll be using it for that anymore anyways, but it should open for cleaning purposes. Maybe it's just stuck.
There really would be no way to incorporate a Fuge. Not really enough room. You could just get a 10 or 20 gallon tank, split the return and have it on a flow regulator. Then just put it higher than the other tank and let the overflow into your existing sump through a drilled hole and let the return bring up the water...
I would look to eliminate the DIY wet/dry and go with something much more fail safe tho. For my 135 I have a 6 foot 90 gallon Fuge/sump and its able to do everything I want it to and more. I have a media section, a 3 foot Fuge, a live rock sections and the return. You can custom build a Fuge for little money. My 90 total cost is around 40 dollars in glass and silicone and I got the tank for free on Craigslist. 15 in gas and its a done deal. I cleaned the crap out of it and resealed all the glass and water tested it, but it was well worth it. Much better to go that route for long run purposes.