I am starting up a reef tank again after moving a couple of years ago. I had a 55g reef for a few years then divorce and moving...blah,blah, blah. Been lurking for a while here reading and after changing my mind a few times as to the design I may be ready to go. I appreciate all the info you folks share.
Anyway here are my questions. this time I am using a 52g flat back hex tank and will have a small sump 10g (all i can get in the stand) where the heater and skimmer will be. I have been looking at this for an overflow:
700gph to the sump and then using a mag drive 7 for the return. I am going to split the return to two areas in the tank with a couple of discharges on each (one low and one about halfway down) to direct the flow.
Do you think this will be enough/too much flow? will the skimmer be effective in a 10g sump at that rate?