Thanks both of you.. I'll read that article now. In the meanwhile:
What do you think of this "out of the box" SUMP? Includes protein skimmer, overflow box, auto-refill side tank (replenishes 4 gallons if evaporated water), and all the tubing, airstone, filter media, etc. The "Tom Pro SP4", says it does 1000gph.
Here are some details/pics of it.
Tom Aquarium Products Rapids Pro PS4 Aquarium Filtration System
I'm kind of worried this won't fit in my aquarium stand though. The dimensions are a bit confusing for a new FOWLR
person like myself... seems as though there are 3 large parts to it, I'll have to check when I get home how much room I have to work with.
The reason I'm considering this particular SUMP is someone locally is selling one (brand new in box), that they don't need for $225, along with it they're including a few other things I'll require for my FOWLR
setup such as live rock, sand, water test kit, etc.
Along with this sump, I'll be running my Eheim 2317 canister filter.
Should I bother with this unit, or instead make my own sump? If I make my own I'll have to purchase everything brand new to do it.