Sump is plumbed, but I found a few slow leaks. In looking for a solution online I came across this self adhesive rubber like tape. It's been two days so far and it appears the tape is enough to seal the leaks. We will see.
Pulled the heater out of the display along with the wave makers. Going to try and hook up the skimmer next. I was debating installing it externally, but the leak proof nature of having it installed in the sump itself is outweighing the space I think I'd gain by having it external. Not positive yet, but am considering what the best option would be there.
Google is your frenemy.
Caveat Emptor - Latin for tough titty
I tend to interpret things in the way that's most hilarious to me