Originally Posted by Sawyer_Peyton18
Ok I have come a cross a cheap 75 gallon tank. (I would have to convince my parents to let me buy it. It's not that they would have to buy it I buy my own tanks and supplies) it's just I don't know if they would allow me to put it upstairs in my room! if I was to get it is there any way possible to make the 55 gallon a sump? If so I really have no Idea how to work a sump, how it connects to the tank, or anything! I am completely new at this!
Yes it could, it wouldn't be practical, but no reason it can't be done.
There are lots of plans/designs for sumps in the DIY section and I'm sure you could figure it out just by looking at various pictures and stuff. Check out what the lfs
you frequent has set-up.
For you the best option would be the 20 gallon as a sump or use a Rubbermaid container if you want, again no hard rules set in stone regardless of what some may say.
Before committing one way or the other, research the different types of sump/refugium setups available and go from there. It will be much easier if you have a clear idea of what you want the end result to be from the beginning rather than try to make modifications later.