Recently purchased an acrylic 48x24x24 tank.
I'd like to eventually house coral and fish.
I will preface my post with the fact that I have never installed a sump and this is my first salt endeavor, so keep that in mind...
As you can see it's drilled in the center and has threads tapped into the opening.
It's also drilled (with threads) in the back corner and has a 1 1/4 inch PVC
With this configuration how would you set up the plumbing to a sump?
1.) Would you use the PVC
pipe currently in place as an overflow and try to install an overflow box?
2.) Can I use the center hole as a return? If yes, how high up would the return pipe need to be in the center of the tank? How would you conceal/protect the return pipe and protect the creatures living in the tank?
3.) Should I build an oveflow box over the center hole and use the center "drill" as an overflow and the PVC
pipe as the return?
3.) Are there other options?
I'd really like to use the drilled openings that are already in place if possible.