OK so I found the overflow that I am going to use and a skimmer. Now I am thinking about lights? Since the top of my lid is alum I was going to ditch it and get a light bar but now that I know none of the water will ever hit the alum I think I am going to use it what do you all think good or bad idea? If I do keep it like I want to I guess I need to buy new bulbs but it only has room for 2 will this be enough light for a reef tank. I am thinking that you need 2 kinds of light moon and day could I buy a in the tank moon light? I did have a 36'' one at one time just for looks but it broke some how? Another option that I have thought of is to buy a piece of acyrlic and cut it to fit for a lid. It would have two 15''x15'' squars cut out of it. One in the center of each side of the tank. Then buy one of them light bars that coast like 400 pluse? I don't think using the lid and new light will work as good as a new light bar but before I spend 600 buck I figured I would ask what you guys think? I think the second will work better and given how good of a job I do with the lid will look better as well!
1. What do you guys think of my 2 lid setups (money vs performance) wich one.
2. My over flow is going to be at a 1500 gph
rate what power return pump should I get?
3. I am not sure what size sump I can fit under my tank maybe a 20g if I take the back of the stand apart and put it back together. This will be enough right? I might of asked this one already?
4. Am I forgetting anything important?
Thankx for the help guys cant wait till I start this build.