Sold my 46 bowfront cichlid tank yesterday and picked up an oceanic 57 gallon rimless reef ready tank. I still have my 48" coralife light that never sold so perfect! Let there be light
I'll be buying a plain black stand for it. I don't have the time to build one at the moment.
I'd like to plumb it into my existing system but it'll be 15 feet away and have to go below the floor and then back up and over into the sump.
I don't have a basement but a deep crawlspace.
The return line isn't an issue. No brainier.
The drain is what I'm concerned about. The opening will be 24 inches above the exit at the sump.
What size pipe should I use for the drain? 1" or 1 1/2"? I'm trying to achieve a 10x turnover for the tank. So around 570 gph
I'll probably use a mag 9.5 with 5' of head. Somewhere between 6-700 gph
So will that work? If I go from the over flow down through the floor 4' over about 12' and then up 2' and into the sump?