I didn't see that your tank was drilled...my bad.
I was just tossing up ideas that I had been considering for my new 90 gallon. I've ordered an Aquatop CF-500UV, it's cheap and I don't expect the flow to be insane...even before adding a heater and a reactor. So I had been thinking of adding another loop for stuff like this.
You probably would need to drill more holes...but even if you added another cannister you would need to right? Anyways, sorry if I confused you, I was just tossing out ideas that I've been thinking about.
So I guess...
Either one, get the baddest canister on the planet. Capable of wicked gph...that way the gph will still be acceptable when you add the extras.
Two, drill another set of holes and add a pump, or a secondary canister.
Or three, go with a sump system like others have suggested.
I am confused in general so no wories, any advise is welcome, as wife starting to get annoyed with me
. At this point I want to do what will cost the least amount, but still work good
The Canister I have now is 530 GPH. I think it would really get cut down if I put all the stuff in line.
So my options
I have a Eheim 1260 already only month old sitting in box. Could I drill 2 new holes in the tank and use that? Not sure how that would work as far as flow? I would have to put ball valve in for sure Wonder if that would work to connect all the equipment to?
Never drilled a tank before so that could be a risk.
Other option is to take and install the sump I already have it 30 gallons. Problem with that, it loud, but might be the way it was setup before. I guess I could run the lines for the canister over the back and still use that as well, hate to waste a brand new canister.
If I went with the sump, I don't have any type of overflow, could I just connect direct to the builk head and keep my drain low and return low like I do with the canister? I am thinking I cannot and would have to add some pipes to the bulk heads that go to the top of the tank?