My 240 gallon well stocked cichlid tank has a short stand and the sump that I obtained with my "free" tank is poorly designed and IMO
too small for the job. I've been thinking of scrapping the current setup and doing a DIY sump with the livestock rubber troughs. From what I've read the Rubbermaid plastic tubs can crack & leak with time. Here's my current set up and my planned set up. Any input would be much appreciated!
Is it ok for the bioballs to just float in the tubs or is it better to have water trickle through them?