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Old 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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The overflows have drains? If so, i wouldn't bother with the plugged up holes. What are the 4 containers?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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Both overflows drain down below. The three plugged holes are in the middle of the tank. Apparently a prior owner had this a reef and had those purely for re circulation.

Containers are two CPR 1000 acrylic wet/dry (16 gallons (20x12x15 each) - 2 chambers)...then 35g and 45g acrylic tanks (old setups that have just been out in the garage collecting dust). I'm okay drilling them to turn into sumps/fuges.

The other guy was just using one of the CPRs as a wet/dry and it was connected to the second which held the skimmer and return pump. No refugium. I figure we can do better than that.
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Well, if you wanted to do a closed loop, you could do so. This would eliminate the need for as many power heads in the tank. All you would see is locline returns for the most part...and the strainers over the intakes.
On an old system I had a closed loop with an Oceans Motions 4 way and a Reeflo Barracuda. It was pretty excellent.

can you fit both the 35 and 45 under the stand? If so, you could connect them with maybe some 2" pvc and bulkheads, and make that your sump with refugium if you liked.
You could split one or both of them to accommodate whatever you wanted.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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I believe both will fit down there no problem. The cabinet/stand floor had some water damage, so I am going to rip that out and put new wood in. I will see once that is all cleaned up and I get those tanks down...
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