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Old 10-25-2010, 09:42 PM   #21
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ok i believe that what i will do get the eshobbs 300 with a bigger pump. now my other question, i found this sump set up on the following link which is the second picture shown. looks relatively simple to build not sure what size sump i will be using yet but my question is in the second picture he says the out put of the protein skimmer is in the first section where the overflow comes in but where does the plumping lead. i see it has plumbing towards the back but whats the reason for this? thanks for all the help.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #22
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Can some one recommend me a in sump protein skimmer for a 60 gallon tank and a 20 gallon sump
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:04 AM   #23
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I wanted to octopus 110 but I dont think I have the clearance for that..i only have like 19 inches max is there a good skimmer small enough to fit?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:10 AM   #24
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I wanted a octopus protein skimmer 110 but I dont think it will clear my space.. I only have about 19 inches clearance..any skimmer smaller than that that is good?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #25
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I like the eshopps skimmers their very well priced and work pretty good. I have 55 gallon and i use the eshopps psk-100 that i hang off of my sump due to clearance height.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #26
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Are the in sump and hang on just as efficient or is there a more efficient one from the two setups..but I think thats what I am have to do then if I cant find a in sump one that clears my stand
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #27
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I'm not sure about efficiency I got a hang behind due to pure need. But i don't see why they wouldn't be it's the same idea. I'm sure the manufacture compliments in any way needed for the fact that it's hang behind.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #28
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Is there a fail safe method to ensure no spills or overflow occurs in either tank or sump in case my drain gets clogged or my pump stops? Also will I need a regulator on my return pump since it will be pushing more gph then my overflow box? Sorry got lot questions fairly new to sumps
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #29
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Check valves, just to make sure a reverse siphon won't happen if power goes out. As far as a regulator you got me on that one i am really not sure...
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:25 PM   #30
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You can regulate the output of your pump with a T and a valve and shoot the excess water back into your sump. Do not choke down the inlet side of the pump as this will cause your pump to fail.
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