Overflow Tank set up? Newbie stuff

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Oceanus21

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Ive had a few tanks before all cichlid tanks. But recently i scored this 55 gal acrylic to get back into Cichlids. It seems to have some type of overflow in the back? it has lattice and some bio media. It also came with a Eheim 2215 Filter? Not sure if i need more or how to set it up. Im comepletely lost at this point

Im pretty sure ive overfilled it as the media is now floating lol. Thanks in advance andThanks for letting me join

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Welcome to the site and that's a cool looking setup and stand. Unique for sure.

Do you know what was in it before? Those plastic bio balls are kind of designed to drift around. I can't really tell from the pics, but based on what I see, you'll have to pump water into that rear chamber. I'm assuming the flow is bottom up, then it spills back into the tank?

I've also got a 2215 is you have questions there.
 
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Oceanus21

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Welcome to the site and that's a cool looking setup and stand. Unique for sure.

Do you know what was in it before? Those plastic bio balls are kind of designed to drift around. I can't really tell from the pics, but based on what I see, you'll have to pump water into that rear chamber. I'm assuming the flow is bottom up, then it spills back into the tank?

I've also got a 2215 is you have questions there.
Ya not sure what was in there before. gonna drain it down a little to see the overflow side. i will post pics
 
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