OK. I finally got the leaks fixed in my donar 30 gallon glass tank. I have a few questions for everyone to give me some ideas on. The tank is 12" wide and 17" tall. I had 4 baffles cut 12x13. I plan on using 3 on the left side of the tank as seen in the pix. This small compartment will house my protein skimmer and UV sterilizer. The middle section will be the refugium. The last section will house the return pump. I chose to use baffles that were the same size to keep the return pump section fairly low in water volume instead of allowing the refugium water to be part of that section in case I ever lose the siphon from the overflow, the pump will have a minimal amount of water to pump into the tank, thus keeping the tank from overflowing if there ever was a siphon malfunction. I'm pretty much building the sump that Melev showed me on his website. My first question is if everyone thinks if using the same height baffle for the last column is a good idea? My second question would be how wide should I make each section? My thinking is the return pump section should be as small as possible with the refugium being as large as possible. Is there a rule of thumb for the section overflow section that will house the skimmer?
Those baffles are just sitting in there. They aren't siliconed yet so don't stress about their positioning.