Originally Posted by Reefing Madness
That filtration would be enough. But the gas exchange would be poor, probably end up with PH issues.
I'm going to agree. A coffee table tank really has to be a custom job. There's not really going to be any way to get around cords running from it, you're going to need heating and plenty of water movement.
It would be best to make a custom tank that's much shorter (probably no more than 1" tall) raise it off the ground with a base, and put a sump in the base to account for proper water movement.