So, I have been reading and reading about HOB
overflow systems. It seems that the lifereef system is the way to go for what I want. I will probably buy their double box or buy 2 of the single box and put them at the 2 ends of the tank where the predrilled slots are. It seems that having only 1 box is a bad idea - drain plugs and you have a big flood! The lifereef system seems to get rave review from everyone who uses them. Pricey though!
Now, the question is, what pump is best for the return in the sump? The overflow system will allow for a flow rate of up to 1200 gph
from the main tank. Obviously, I don't want to push more water than I drain but I know I'm supposed to have a certain turnover in the sump.
Advice on pump size? Brand? We've bought Mags in the past.
I keep hearing that Tunze in the best pump there is but would that be more for water movement in my main tank? What size pump should I consider for water movement in the main tank? I do have corals (soft).
Thoughts? Advice? Monetary donations from my sons?