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    Nano-Newb1983 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Advice on 125G FOWLR build

    Im looking for some info on what equipment i will need for my 125g Trigger and puffer tank

    Im going to be getting the tank and stand at the swap

    I have been told the tank cant be drilled on the bottom so what are my options for having a sump? Do i need a HOB overflow? do i still drill the tank for return?

    IT possible to have the tank with no sump? if so what would be needed?

    also whats a good skimmer to get? and what would be a good return pump?


    sorry for all the newb questions, but all this fancy equipment new to me since i have only done nanos before

    Thanks for any advice

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    my 90 gallon cant be drilled on the bottom i built an over flow box hand the tank drill 2 inch for the top of the tank on the back used a 1 1/2 bulk head ran pvc pipe to my sump i did not drill the return lines i hung it over the back , i allso blk out the back of the tank with oil based black paint from home depot it drys like rubber easy to remove and holds up any ? shoot me a pm our post it here

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    thanks alot for tips. So could i just buy a HOB overflow box and do it that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nano-Newb1983 View Post
    thanks alot for tips. So could i just buy a HOB overflow box and do it that way?
    yea that will work 2
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    would it matter what one? should it be a certain size or GPH? sorry for all the questions lol

    this fancy stuff all new to me lol

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    just make sure u are draining a little bit more then u are pump back i went with the 1 1/2 drain and had to down size it to 1 1/4 and i am runing a mag 12

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    sorry for all the questions lol. thats what where hear for bud ask away most of us love to talk about this stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    just make sure u are draining a little bit more then u are pump back i went with the 1 1/2 drain and had to down size it to 1 1/4 and i am runing a mag 12

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    sorry for all the questions lol. thats what where hear for bud ask away most of us love to talk about this stuff
    so what would be a good HOB overflow to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nano-Newb1983 View Post
    so what would be a good HOB overflow to get?
    i would look around and figure out what return pump u are going to use i find it easier to get a build list tougher saves from running back and fourth to the store our waiting a week cause no one sells the part u need

    and iam not to sure about the hob overflows some one will chime in i hope
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    im not sure what return pump either lol

    Im sorry if i clueless about this

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    is this a reef tank our a fish only
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