Well everything is still alive but it's getting nasty in the tank with the lower flow and such. I ordered a new 40g breeder through a friend for a nice little discount. It's not a Marineland like before but a Depp Blue. The bottom isn't tempered in case I want to use it for something else later and drill it. However... it has a center brace where the Marineland didn't.
I'm not sure about this. Do you think I could cut it out? The other tank cracked because one of my baffles was too tight. My fear is that the refugium was dead center in the deign and the brace is going to cause maintenance headaches down the road.
- Should I not worry about it and just redo it like before?
- Should I cut the brace?
- Should I leave the brace and redo the layout so the refugium is on the right and the return is in the middle possibly making maintenance easier? I don't see working on the pump as much as cleaning the refugium but I'd need to divert some flow off the return to the refugium like my FW setup.
I've also decided I want to do a herbie type setup on the overflow so I'm drilling a 3rd hole (right now there is 1 hole in each corner) so that I have 1 overflow, 1 emergency overflow and 1 return. I'm going to drill a few in the broken 40g but it shouldn't be too difficult.