I have a 58 gallon Reef Ready Oceanic. I got a great deal on this tank so being reef ready had nothing to do with my purchase.
Don't flame me here please, this is where it get's interesting. I already have a marine tank so I'm going to make this tank a FW
planted. I posted this same question in the FW
forums but it was suggested I post on the SW
forums as well since you folks would have more experience in the "Reef Ready" area...
To make a long story short, I can't really utilize the overflow box on this tank so I though about doing something more drastic, which is where I need some advice please...
The overflow box could easily be removed, since it's just held in place by silicone, and it's centered in the tank - not worried about hurting the actual aquarium seal. This would leave me 2 bulkheads on the bottom floor of the tank.
I would insert both bulkheads but cap off the larger bulkhead under the tank, which was the drain bulkhead. Then I would plumb the return bulkhead into my canister filter return, paint a piece of PVC
black, Y it out about 6" to 10" from surface and have it as my custom flow return.
Is this a feasible plan? Do you see any reason why this would not work, or why I should not attempt something like this? Throw some ideas around... let me know what you think please.