OK, I have been out pricing new tanks. At a minimum it is time to replace the glass on my 75g. It is almost 10 years old and the glass is pretty scratched up. I also need to move some fish out which is impossible to do without removing most of the rock work, so I might as well replace the tank now.
Oh, as always budget is a concern (If my wife has a say my budget is $0.00
So I have narrowed it down to either just getting another 75 or going up to the 90 which has the same dimensions allowing me to use my current stand. The 120g is out as I do value my marriage.
The question is should I go with the overflow or not? It is about $40-50 more until I get the sump. I have been doing research on building my own sump/fuge, but I am not there yet. I definitely see the benefits of getting a drilled tank vs. using a siphon overflow down the road.
If I get the overflow can I plug the holes and not use it until I have my sump built and am ready to go? The major draw back I can think of is that water will not circulate in the overflow area and nitrates could build up unless it is possible to cap it off at the top.
90 vs 75? The 90 will provide more volume and room for my PBT(the only tang I plan to keep), but will require more lighting if I ever do decide to justify paying for it and going reef.
Oh, other than moving out some of my fish the only other thing pushing this is that my LFS
is having a sale this weekend.