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Old 12-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Thinking about going to marine

Hi I currently have a fluval vicenza 260 tropical tank. I've kept tropical fish for a couple of years and quite successfully and feel ready to move to marines.

This is completely new and have many questions but my question is regarding sumps.
I've read a sump is the way to go and would like to try this. Now I understand you need a weir or overflow box to feed a sump. For those that don't know my tank has pre drilled holes in the bottom corner that feed my external filter, and I will use these to feed the sump.
I don't feel comfortable in building a weir in the corner of my tank or having an overflow box, so was wondering can you just have a standpipe (with a filter inlet basket on top) that sits just below the surface of the tank water and goes straight down through the bottom of the tank to feed the sump?
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If your tank is Drilled it should have a built in overflow. Also called "reef ready". In that case you will not need an overflow box. Plumb it to your sump and get a return pump with some lockine fittings into your tank and your good to go.
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