I'm finally setting up a new reef tank this week and need some advice on skimmer placement. Here's my setup.
90 gallon all glass aquarium
2 CPR 150 overflows
mag drive 18 for main return to tank - 1800 gph
rio 2500 or 3100 to run berlin classic protein skimmer.
I plan on using a 20 gallon rubbermaid container for the sump, I also have an old wet dry, but I want more capacity and the bin seems like an inexpensive effective method.
My question is where in the sump should my protein skimmer be for maximum performance or does it matter. I plan on only using live rock and sand for filteration except for some mechanical to get large particles from entering the sump area. I've read different articles about protein skimmer placement, but can't really find a clear answer. I know its nothing is perfect.
Any suggestions are appreciated.