I'll have to take some photos of the setup to help my explanations a little bit, I'm not sure how common the sort of setup is. Maybe google "aqua one AR850" and it might come up with something helpful
If possible i would like to hide the protein skimmer in the cabinet underneath. If that's not possible then i'm happy to hang it out the back.
the tank is not
drilled, the pump that I was considering using for a refugium works by:
1)Sucking the water out with a power head
2)spraying it out over the filter media in a large compartment in the hood of the tank (this is where i was going to put live rock and sand etc)
3)the water level rises in the filter compartment until it reaches an over flow at the other end of the tank
4)the water spills in over the overflow and the cycle starts over
the whole system works left to right across the back section of the hood.
I haven't been able to get to many places to look for the Bob Fenner book yet, the one LFS i got to didn't have it so i may have to look online.
Thanks again for all the advice so far.