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Old 11-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #321
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Have you taken into consideration your heater size? I didn't causing me to go with a smaller heater then I would have liked.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #322
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Have you taken into consideration your heater size? I didn't causing me to go with a smaller heater then I would have liked.
I was planning on putting the heater in the skimmer section...

I just siliconed the first baffle in and realized something.. there's 26" from the stand floor to underneath the DT. The skimmer is 22". The first baffle is 11" tall.. I can't put the skimmer on a stand.. Ill leave myself with no room to remove the cup

I can prolly put a 3 inch stand MAX
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #323
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As you said before people run their skimmers at all sorts of levels. It's not gonna be a major issue to have a bit higher then recommended just turn down the pump a bit.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #324
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As you said before people run their skimmers at all sorts of levels. It's not gonna be a major issue to have a bit higher then recommended just turn down the pump a bit.
but wont that affect the performance of the skimmer? i heard people reccommend this skimmer at like 7-8"
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #325
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It will a little bit but if you put it on a couple inches of eggcrate or even an inch it'll be fine. When you get it just put it as high as you can without blocking the cup.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:24 PM   #326
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It will a little bit but if you put it on a couple inches of eggcrate or even an inch it'll be fine. When you get it just put it as high as you can without blocking the cup.
lol easy enough, im afraid im not gonna be able to raise it up at all givin i only have 4inches to start with lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #327
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do u think roughly 7" of space is enough for the return chamber?, if it is, then the fuge will be 12-13" big
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How high will the water level be in the return chamber?
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How high will the water level be in the return chamber?
thats a good question lol remember this is my first sump so i dont know these things lol... how high does it have it be?
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The higher the better for water volume.. what's the size of your shortest baffle (that the water flows over not under)
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