I am going to be building a stand for my 29 gal
, which is now on an old solid computer desk in my room (hey, I'm 16
) and I was wondering about a sump. I realize my tank is a bit small to be putting a sump on but it just seems like it would be nice from all the things I hear about them.
I'm just going to ask a bunch of questions that I need to figure out...I'm still trying to work out just exactly how a sump works. So here we go!
I use two HOB
filters to filter my tank right now...if I add the sump, can I just put them on the sump? Will they work the same? Just as well?
What protein skimmer should I get? (I need one either way)
Do I have to section of the sump? It's kinda small for all that.
Can I put my heater in the sump?
How do I set up the whole flow system? Here is what I am imagining in my head as to how it works... I would silicon a piece of glass in the back right corner of the tank so that I have the corner cut off, then, I have slits at the top of that piece of glass to let the water flow over into that "area". I have a hole in the side bottomish of the tank behind that glass, so the water that flows over, goes out the hole falls down through some pvc
straight into the 10 gal
below. Then I have all the filters, heaters, skimmers, bubbly things and some rock for bio down there. And then on the other side of the 10 gal
, I have a pump that pushes the water back up and into the tank again?
Does that sound right? How do I drill the glass? From what I understand only the bottom of the tanks are tempered so its ok to drill the side? How to I attach the PVC
to the tank opening? What pump should I be using to push the water back up? And how do I direct the return flow once in the tank again?
Thanks in advance!