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Old 12-01-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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Best Sump Skimmer

I think I know the answer to this question, but I'm going to ask/poll for you're advice anyway.

My reef ready tank is on it's way so I've decided I want all my equipment in the sump.

I have a brand new Remora I just ordered last week/installed in the tank. I realize I could somehow convert this allowing it to working in the sump but I don't know if that's the best idea.

Thoughts? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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just hang it off the side and get a long piece of tubing to lower the pump into the water. Trust me it Works great!
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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You don't think an Urchin would be better? Where does the water flow out of the Urchin?

And why are you telling me to keep the Remora... you know I'd buy again from you! (Kidding of course, I appreciate you're honesty)
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The urchin is just like the remora, except the water comes out of the very bottom right, for in-sump.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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Sorry Crawling, the Urchin exits 12" up on the side. Ideally the running water level of your sump would be at the same height for maximum noise dampening. The Remora will work fine hanging on the sump but often times there is a noise issue with the fall of the water depending on placement. In that situation the best thing to do is mod the sump so that it can sit on an inside baffle at running water level.

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Old 12-02-2004, 02:09 PM   #6
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If the sump is in a stand the noise should not be to bad with the remora! You can buy a new urchin but i think the money would be better spent on something else!
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You could easily make a ramp out of acrylic for the water exiting from the Remora to flow back into the sump. This should make it almost silent.
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:13 PM   #8
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Yea, i wasnt positive. Ill ive seen are pics, so i figured................
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I haven't picked up a skimmer yet for my first tank, but I'm planning to put my equipment in a sump.

It sounds like even though that's the case, I should get a HOB since it can be converted to be hanging on the sump, but not the other way around? Or should I just go with the Urchin?

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Old 12-02-2004, 11:26 PM   #10
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tough call. If it were me i would stick with the hang on.
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