Originally Posted by needmorecowbell
Mine has never overflowed, basically, you just make three sections, where the water goes in, fuge, and comes out. I put my heater and skimmer where it comes in, fuge in the middle, then output has my pump on a ball valve and my thermometer, along with ato. Put in bubble traps to avoid micro bubbles from the skimmer.
Reef octopus is great, and there's a skimmer around the price your looking for. Just go on brs and check it out, I forget what it's called sorry :/
Hey thanks adam! Ive watched some sump videos and with you saying that it all makes sense.
I looked on BRS and this looks like the best one for my budget...
"Reef Octopus 4" Pinwheel Skimmer OCT-NWB110
Dimensions: 10" x 6.75" x 19.75"
Manufacturer rates skimmer for tanks up to 100 gallons
BRS Recommends this skimmer for tanks up to 75 gallons
Powered by 1 OTP 1000 pump at 250 GPH
High performance venturi air injection system
Modified cone neck design designed for easy transition of micro bubbles into cup
Precision controlled gate valve
In sump only
1 year warranty on skimmer and pump
Metric plumbing parts."
Problem is...10 inches long!!? If i only am able to but in a 16" sump that takes up more than half! I would have a fuge the size of a pico;( haha any skimmers that arent supa dupa fat?