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Old 12-18-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Too Big For Sump

I just purchased a Remora in sump skimmer. The skimmer will fit in the sump but there is not enough room for the pump. Should I return it or plumb the pump so the pump is out of the skimmer with an intake line running into the sump?
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My Nautilus TE is plumbed with flex pipe to my skimmer.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:37 AM   #3
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Can you post a pic? I'm not sure I understand how you're wanting to do this. If you have the in sump version, it should be the Urchin. Is it the Pro version with the Mag 3 pump?
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:47 AM   #4
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It is an Urchin Pro with a mag drive. With the pump already in the sump for the filter, there is just not enough room to fit the skimmer and its pump. I was thinking of having the skimmer (mag) pump sitting outside the sump and just running piping long enough to reach inside the sump - out to the pump - and back to the skimmer.
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i read that mag drives for some reason should not be used inline !!! dont know why but seen it on the marinedepot site !!!
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Interesting since they where always marketed as the pump that could either be submersed or external.
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Old 12-18-2003, 07:45 PM   #7
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Interesting since they where always marketed as the pump that could either be submersed or external.
And used externally on some skimmers.

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You can use a Mag Drive externally. I wonder though if you could locate the skimmer outside the sump and have the pump inside? I think, by the time you run all those lines, you'll have lost some flow. If you do end up putting the pump outside, you may have to go to a Mag 5 to get the results you want. JMHO.
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