Hey guys. I'm going to build a PVC
overflow and sump for my 55 gallon freshwater tank. I will be using a 20 gallon tank for the sump. How big (gph
) does the pump need to be for this? I will have a ball valve in place to control flow.
Also, if I understand this correctly, I can move my powerfilter and heater to the sump. Is that correct? My filter is a Whisper 5 "hang on the back" style. Will this work?
Finally, with a freshwater sump, is there really a need for compartments in the sump? I may build a DIY wet dry eventually but even then I don't see the benefit in multiple compartments in the sump.
Link to DIY wet dry filter I found.
Thank in advance.