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Old 11-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Skimmer without sump??

Is there a way to set up a skimmer without a sump. Don't have room on the back of my tank either. Can I keep it in my tank? any help is appreciated
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
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How big is your tank? what do you use for a filter now?
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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About 180 gallon. Got an fx5 fluval running now
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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only way i can see a skimmer working that can be mounted in sump is if you mount it above the tank and plumb the pump to hang about 8" inches into the water, even then you might have to mess around with the the pump height since you're addign extra head pressure to it
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #5
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How much space is behind the tank? there are skimmers that should fit but you would need 2 of them.
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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No space whatsoever behind the tank.
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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Ahh I totally see now. Thats a tough one right there...times like this a sump would be super handy to have
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sweet its a woodie i plan on building my own woodie also only thing is i plan on around a 220g.

what did you use to seal it?
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:02 PM   #9
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I used epoxy resin + fiberglass cloth and epoxy paint. 2 steel braces and 1/2 inch glass. Is build like a tank. It's only been running 3 weeks but it's doing great. Bought 150 lbs of live rock for about 200 bucks. Great deal and cycled the tank real fast.
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