Sorry to keep replying to myself.. But I've moved forward and want to post progress as well as ask my next question:
My Skimmer arrived on Monday and today I ordered 50lbs of Pohnpei LR
Tonight I filled my 45gal with FW
to perform a leak test as I had to do some minor repairs.
I also put a 10gal tank I had in the garage on the bottom shelf of my stand. Obviously, I'm thinking a sump might be smart. I wouldn't mind moving my Remora Pro Skimmer down below along with the heater, LR
rubble and anything else I can.
I've got 2 Aquaclear HOB
filters from my freshwater days and was thinking one of those might work to get my water from the display tank to the sump. I could add a bulkhead to the bottom of the filter where the media would normally go and connect the hose or pvc
to it. The filter would pump the water from the main tank into the filter resevour(sp) and it would drain down into the sump via the bulkhead. If the flow from the filter to the resevour was too fast, the xtra water would just return to the tank via the normal filter return. Obviously, I'd need to purchase a pump to get the water from the sump back to the tank.
Any thoughts on this..?? I think I read somewhere that it'd a bad idea to use Pumps in both directions. I just don't recall why that is.
Here's a pic of where I'm at with this project: