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Old 08-11-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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when a skimmer says it goes in a sump, what does that mean? is a sump an external canister filter? if so, i dont think there's room in our filter for anything else. lol. we found a few on craigslist- advice on used skimmers?
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I'm sure some LFS will take them for store credit or a half store credit. Anything is better then a dead fish.

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when a skimmer says it goes in a sump, what does that mean? is a sump an external canister filter? if so, i dont think there's room in our filter for anything else. lol. we found a few on craigslist- advice on used skimmers?
The skimmer is meant to be submerged rather than hanging outside the tank. A sump is usually another tank with baffles in it and used for filtration. Beats a canister hands down.

Used skimmers should be fine as long as they are clean and work.

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how important is it that we get a skimmer right away?
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we got the tang and the naso from a out of town fish store- they suck. our local fish store is great, but they wont take the mandarin cuz she was in the tank when one of the clowns came down with ich. i isolated him right away, and have been keeping an eye on the mandarin- she also appears to be eating maybe it will work out? trying to be optimistic. they said they absolutely wont take her
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Melevsreef.com | Acrylic Sumps & Refugiums

is a great website to learn all about sumps. They recently or will soon release a skimmer that you can just plumb inline. They also make hang on back skimmers that might help you.
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