I'm going to probably get a 55 gallon tank with stand here soon. It will not be my first fish setup, but my first was a 10 gallon with mollies, zebra danios, and platys. A few years ago my tank sprung a leak and i gave away my fish. Well, now I want to get into it again.
So, here is my plan.
Getting a 55 gallon off of craigslist, 100$ with stand etc. My plans are to make a sump, a fluidized bed filter with 10 liters of k1 kaldnes. I'm thinking a 20 or 30 gallon sump...
So I was wondering if that was the right amount of kaldnes or if i needed a bigger sump, etc. For the return pump I was thinking of Submersible Pump 160 1325 GPH Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Water Hydroponic | eBay
, the 795gph kind to account for head.
I was wondering how to make an overflow, it is not drilled but I am considering drilling it (on the side). I dont really want an overflow box, could i just drill a hole in the back and run a pipe through it? Like an elbow to empty the water? I also saw a video at Saltwater Aquarium Project, 65 gallon - Overflow and Sump Design (part 1) - YouTube
and thought an overflow like that would be cool. Thoughts?
I want to keep some angelfish, how many do you think I could keep in the tank? And comments or suggestions would be immensely appreciated