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30mini

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So, I have a very successful 55 gal. cichlid tank right now. I have had it for about 3 years, and have been breeding them like crazy with great success. I have added a 40 gallon tank under my 55, and have all the babies that i can catch in that. It looks quite nice, but I'm seriously thinking about getting a 180 or larger tank eventually, and then cleaning out botht the 55 and 40, and turning the 55 into a refugium, and letting that drain into the 40 which will be the sump. Should I reverse this? Or is that set up okay? I would be getting pre-cut/pre-drilled glass from a local glass place and making my own tank with dual overflows in the corners. The plumbing would be the issue. Would I want to cut a new bottom for my 55 and have a hole put into it, or would I just want to make a siphon overflow on it? Would I also want to cut into the fourty and make a non submersable pump going back up into the main tank? I have ideas, but I would like for others to give me some more help on this! This would be a very long project, as I don't have any of the materials for the larger tank. Please help, post pics, and give some feedback on anything you all think would be good!
 

James11

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Try this website, he has a lot of good information that will help you on some things. on his home page, go to hidden treasures, that will take you into the rest of the site.


www.melevsreef.com
 

30mini

New member
Been there many times! I love the site, and swear by it!! I have already checked there many times, and have ideas on how I want my sump set up. I just want to know should I drill into the 55, or should I just make an overflow for it? And should I drill into the 40 to have an external pump? Those are my main questions
 
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