So i recently purchased a used 180g tank which is drilled with two holes on the bottom glass. The spillway, or overflow is a large piece of thick glass that is currently not attached. My question is:
Should I plug the holes that are drilled or work with a regular drilled tank setup?
VERY important note, this is for freshwater. I am posting it here as it is equipment and was originally a salt water tank PLUS I love you guys over here in the salty side and figured you all would be able to help.
If I plug up the holes I would use the filter, an fx5 that is on the 125g cichlid tank. The 180g also came with a beautiful sump which I could use if I utilize the holes for the filtration.
So what would you guys do? I'm stuck right now as far as moving forward as I don;t know which way to go with this tank. lol
I also received in the stuff I bought two of these
Ocean Clear In-Line Filters
These would be a ton easier to use if I went with a sump. But not sure what else I would do with the filtration if I go sump. Filter socks, sure but what the heck else do I run in a freshwater setup? lol
Let me know your thoughts and opinions guys. Tell me what you would do and why.
Also, I keep african cichlids so they get rather large and have a pretty large bioload. I figure this info would be important.
thanks so much everyone for reading!!!