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Old 09-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #11
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do any of you know is that recommendation a minimum water height can the water go up that high on the skimmer or would I have to raise it 5" to have have a 10"water height in the sump. sorry if these are dumb questions. Just trying to understand it all.
You'll need to raise the skimmer 4.5 inches if you want a water depth of 10 in. This will set the skimmer in 5.5 inches of water
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Ok. Thanks for the info. Any suggestions to raise it other than a lot of stacked egg crate?
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Ok. Thanks for the info. Any suggestions to raise it other than a lot of stacked egg crate?
Yeah.... build a BOX out of eggcrate & zip-ties. You can make it whatever dimensions you want. Use a few ties down each side & around the bottom (or top) panel, and it is surprisingly stout.....
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thank you very much that's a great idea
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Where do you get the egg crates?
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Where do you get the egg crates?
Any lowes or Home Depot should have it. It's usually in the lighting section
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #17
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Yeah.... build a BOX out of eggcrate & zip-ties. You can make it whatever dimensions you want. Use a few ties down each side & around the bottom (or top) panel, and it is surprisingly stout.....
You can also fill that box with rock rubble. less wasted space
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HA! Dufous at my Home Depot lighting department never even heard of the stuff. I found it in the construction section.
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You can also fill that box with rock rubble. less wasted space
Just keep good flow around them so they don't build up detritus and create more problems.
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Not to hijack the thread, but I've been following this and have always had acrylic tanks with the built-in filtration or been around tanks that already had the sumps built and running. Why do skimmers need to be raised? The 240g I am setting up came with a skimmer (no idea what brand...looks older) and I think he just had it on the floor of the sump. Now I am wondering if it needs to be raised. I'm working on all of that (sump and adding a 35g refugium to the two CPR boxes he used) this weekend.
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