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Just to add a couple things

- I've had a rubbermaid container start leaking on me. Good thing it was just sitting on the floor in the basement and not in my living room under the stand hooked up to the tank yet. I've heard it recommended to stick your head in the rubbermaid and hold it up to a light to look for thin spots in the plastic. Mine was a 55g rubbermaid, you might not have the issue with a smaller one.

- I'll add a suggestion of a rio hyperflow pump. I use a 32HF for my 125, which is much more flow than you need. Heck, its more than I need. A smaller one should do well for you though. i've found mine to be very reliable, and it was less expensive than other similar sized pumps. Downsides are, 1) the noise, it gives off a rather consistent humm, and 2) it adds a lot of heat to the system. On one had that means its innefficient (uses more wattage) but on the other hand that is made up for by your heater using less wattage. The heat can be a problem though if its too much. But I'll stick with the model the next time I need to get a pump.

- I would think the hang on tank PVC overflow would be cheaper than drilling if the tank isn't already configured with drilled holes and an overflow. Getting the holes drilled should be next to nothing from a glass shop, if you can even do it (some 55g tanks have a tempered glass bottom, don't want to drill those). But then you need to buy bulkheads. You'll also need to buy the in tank overflow, or figure out how to make one out of glass or acryllic. You'll want to build or buy a standpipe and in-tank return plumbing. I can't imagine being able to do all that for cheaper than a PVC overflow. Just make sure before you start building, you know exactly where everything needs to be because fixing mistakes can be costly. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, but you have to know how a siphon works and what the water in the system is going to do when the pump is on as well as when its off if its going to work.
 
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