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Old 10-11-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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So, Can I start my 90 gal glass, undrilled tank with only a HOB skimmer, HOB refugium, 100 lbs Fiji LR, a 4in DSB and 48in MH FL ix lighting at 400w?
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I dont know why not. A sump would be ideal but you can make it without if you must.
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Thanks Melosu58!!
Is it possible to do a sump with a tank that is not drilled? Is the sump better because of capacity?
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There are hang on overflow boxes that work well if the proper size return pump is used.

Typically sumps allow for higher quality skimmers and the possibility of a refugium of larger volume underneath.
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Yes Reefermadness you dont have to have a drilled tank as HOB overflows will work just as good. I had one in the first few years I had a tank ,before my 125. And yes they (sumps) provide more water volume which is always good. There is always other benefits as a place to put your equipement and a fuge if you so desire.
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