new diy tank
I'm trying to put together a new tank on a budget. I have used glass window panes. the dimensions of the glass panes are almost all different. they are 1 @16"x 28"; 2 @ 16"x24"; 2 @ 14" x 36"; 1 @ 12" x 36" and 1 that is 30" x 39" with a score mark at abut 31". My plan originally was to build a 36 x 14 x 12 and connect with a sump refugium underneath. I have a chicago electric clear water pump the has a 330gph rate. so far no lighting. After figuring out cost of running the pump at about 44$ a month I trying something I have not seen yet. I need feedback as to whether putting the fuge behind the tank sharing a common wall that would leave a 3" gap on both sides open for water flow work. I plan on using some acrylic to cover the gap so fish wont get in the fuge. I'm hoping to be able to make it a reef tank. Do you think I can get a good flow using powerheads, or is this idea just dumb and doomed from the getgo.
I'm not worried so much about 1 time purchases as I am about monthly cost to electric, I want that money to go the other upkeep costs.
Oh the size this way is 36" by 14" and 24" deep with a 28" pane two-thirds of the way back.
Like I said I haven't figured out the lighting yet.