has a perfect size tank for me, a 120 gallon that's 60" long x 18 inches wide. A 6 foot tank just won't fit where I want it, and a 4 foot long just isn't long enough for me. Trouble is, it doesn't come 'reef ready', and has tempered glass, so it shouldn't be drilled. It's a Perfecto, and they won't start making/delivering 'reef ready' tanks until the end of July. And then the same size tank will be more than twice as much as the non-reef tank! So. I still want to use a sump for filtration. And with the tank I want, I'll need one (or two) of those HOB
skimmers ("Weir's"?). Do those work well? How noisy are they? Do they reliably keep the siphon if the power goes out? Any particular brands I should look for?
EDITED: I changed the thread title from 'Are HOB
skimmers' to 'Are HOB
overflows'. I didn't mean protein skimmers, I meant the overflow boxes that hang on the back of the tank to siphon water into a sump. I thought of it as 'skimming' the surface of the water, hence the confusing thread title. Doh. And in my travels through the internet reading about marine aquariums, I've seen these overflows refered to as "Weir's". Either that, or I just really got confused!