Originally Posted by Hinds04
more water the better right... plus more water in a return means less chance of evaporation problems
The more water the better yes, but evaporation will always be working against you. An auto top off rig is very easy to setup and will be better IMO
I'd rather have a normal sump that works properly, then sacraficing the functionality of the sump just to add a little more water volume.
If your worried about the water level in your sump being too high to set a skimmer in, just raise the skimmer a bit. Set it on top of one of those plastic crates walmart has or some kind of butter tub or something.
Also, are you still planning on putting the return in the center and have the left and right sides of the sump for the overflows?