Sump/Refugium design help


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Hey guys, I want to add a Sump & Refugium to my setup. This is what I have planned so far. I'm using two 10G tanks that I have and I'm planning on drilling a whole on either side of them and linking them together. I know this probably isn't the best way to do it, but I don't have alot of room under my stand and I don't want to spend the money on acrylic to build a custom Sump . Will this setup work? Also, I'm using a PrizmPro RedSea hang-on skimmer, and I was planning on having it sit on the far left hand side of the first tank sucking the water out of the first compartment, and placing the skimmed water into the second compartment. One other thing would be should I make the Refugium bigger and move the return section of the pump into the first tank?