A HOB overflow will work fine. It will be easy enough to hide if you paint the BG black. All you need is the single hose and a 500 or 700 GPH mag drive pump. For your sump, you can use an old aquarium (A 55G would probably work great in your case), or a large rubbermade tub. Lots of folks have also used a 5G bucket for the bio media, like I said DIY. Just make sure everything is easily to access for routine maintenance.pdandy88 said:I've entertained that idea many a time. Maybe one day. HOB overflow? Or drill the main tank?
Thanks for that head's up. I'm going to eventually swith to a used aquarium when I find a good deal on CL. My issue with the rubbermaid is that I can't see my equipment, but no leaks yet.PfunMo said:A word of warning might be worthwhile. Several have found that the Rubbermaid -type is not really made for liquid storage long term. They tend to develope cracks at the bottom corners. You might want to look at the inside with a strong light outside. Not to panic but rather to just be aware of the potential.