I have a FOWLR
tank, but I'll be delving into a reef tank for the first time. I have a specific space I want the tank to occupy, so it'll be a custom build... both sides of the tank are surrounded by walls, but the front and back will both be visible (hence the side Calflo).
Since it's my first reef tank, I'm not sure if I'm planning things right. Here's my current diagram:
The top pump in the Side View is a closed loop to provide circulation.
I didn't draw in the RO
or auto-topoff system, but it would be placed elsewhere and the plumbing and electric would come in through the wall, similar to the chiller.
Here are some questions I have:
- Should the size or positions of the bulkhead be changed?
- Should I add more bulkheads? Would there be any downside to that?
- I just thought of this now: The electrical outlets are on the bottom, and there's no good way to run the wires from the bottom to the top for the lights. Should I somehow create a path that the wires could travel up through the tank, perhaps in the overflow? Or is it better to just drill into and out of the drywall and put the wires through there?