Hey guys- I picked up a 125g AIO acrylic tank and decided to remove everything from the overflow area and drill holes in the bottom for a sump. I came to this decision because I want a mixed reef tank and want a larger protein skimmer than a HOB, a refugium, and I don’t want anything hanging off the tank, so it can go up against a wall. I could probably get away with the current setup for awhile, but I’d rather build it right once.
I plan on doing a bean animal overflow with a 40-48” sump, 7” filter sock, Reef Octopus Classic 150EXT 6” recirculating skimmer, and a Sicce or Vectra return pump. I was looking for some pics or videos of an AIO drilled in the bottom for a sump application. Any help would be great!