Can someone experienced with sumps maybe help me out a little? I have been doing a lot of online searches on making DIY sump boxes and I get these elaborate plans that involve electric saws and welding cement.
I have the opportunity to buy a used tank that is already set up for a sump. It has the overflow box and I believe it is drilled. It was a reef tank, but I will be using it for freshwater.
It comes with the tank(that has the overflow box), stand and hood with lights. I need to get a pump, whatever tubing is used, and then the tank underneath. The tank is 58 gallons, so I was thinking a 20-25 gallon sump.
This may be a stupid question . . . but why can't I just use a walmart storage bin then add filtration from there?
I have no clue what I am doing. What kind of pump do I need? How many gallons per hour for the 58 gallons?
If someone could either link me to some info, or make me a list of what parts I need to buy to make this into a useable tank, I would be really grateful! thanks