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Old 03-01-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer - in sump recommendations?

I have no (as in 2") clearance behind my tank. I have 24" of clearance from my sump to the bottom of the tank frame. So, I need a PS that will fit in the sump. The sump is 9" x 9" and there's a heater in there that's set back about 3" from the front wall and a Rio 2500 pump.

I'm looking at adding a Seaclone 150 or a Sealife NV150 PS. Any thoughts on either of these models or other suggestions given my setup?

My current setup
125 gal FOwLR (2/15/03)
100 lbs aragonite
Acqua Clear 125 trickle filter with bio balls
2 Hagen 802 powerheads
4 - 30w fluorescents (FW30T8-AR-TS)
Rio 2500 pump in sump
300w heater in the sump.
25w Coralife UV sterilizer (connected but not in use)
50 lbs of base rock (Carib Sea Reef Rock 2/21/03)
50 lbs of LR (Tonga 2/21/03)
45 Lbs. LR (Aquacultured Fiji - coming Tuesday)

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Have you looked at a Red Sea Berlin Classic? It has a baffle to keep the water/air from "cycloning" like in the seaclone which means longer contact time. It has chambers (concentric baffles) that the sealife doesn't have and that also increases contact time in a fairly small package. A shorter skimmer will be easier to get in and out of the sump for cleaning.
Another option to consider.
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Will that fit in the sump or do I need to place it outside, but next to the sump?
If's 6" square on the base, I might be able to fit it and the pump in the sump, but it would be tight with the heater in there.

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I have it in my sump with a mag7 pump. I have a small sump, it's a converted wet dry (about 8 gallons). The chamber with the equipment is more like 5 gallons.
In the pic my heater can be seen at the bottom. The pump is to the left out of view.
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