ok, so i have my 40g tank that is sitting around waiting to be transormed into a sump but i want to be sure i am on the right track the first time around. i had been planning on running two in sump pumps for my return but after having done some research, I am now debating on whether i should do the pump(s) outside of my sump. My biggest reason for this is the heat. I have a 55 fw
tank that gets up there in the summer time and i figure i'll be running 3 175 MH
on the 125g reef that i'm working on so heat will probably already be an issue as it is. I'm afraid that a couple of submersible pumps will just create more problems and i definitly don't have the cash for a chiller right now.
Are there any submersibles that will meet the flow req. of a 125g with dual overflow w/o heating the water excessively?
If i have to go with an out of sump pump what models do you suggest, and should i go with one pump or two?
How will my sump look after i do an outside pump? I was planning on this setup: Skimmer>Return<Fuge. Any links of ppl who have done this and have pics?
Lastly, what about noise? Ideally, i want the quietest setup possible, what do you suggest?