Right, hi guys, I am new to the forum but not to fish keeping, I am however fairly new to marine having bought an established tank years ago that was riddled with algae problems that I couldn't get rid of.
I have just purchased an acrylic tank for my new setup which I will be building into my false wall, the tank I have bought is not drilled but I am wanting to use a sump. I will be drilling the tank, being acrylic it will be fairly easy to actually drill, what I am unsure of is the size of the hole/s I need to drill for the standpipe/s.
I am thinking of using two weirs, 1 in each corner to eliminate the problems of blocked outlets etc. The plan is Each weir will have a standpipe to just below the waters surface with a t piece on top with one side of the t piece out the water and the horizontal piece below water level, have read this will reduce noise?
My question is, what size do I need my standpipes to get adequate flow.
The tank size is 51"x24"x20" (WxHxD) I don't have a sump yet but plan to go as big as I possibly can that will fit underneath the tank once I've built it.
Happy for any recommendations on the setup aswel.