im not yet ready to take the plunge into saltwater as im not allowed to have it in my apartment but i am getting things together.
my question is how much clearance would i need in between the sump and the bottom of my tank? i am building a stand for my upcoming 75 gallon cichlid build, i plan on going with a 75 gallon tank with a 55 gallon sump which i will make out of the spare tank i have laying around. i dont want to have to re build a new stand for when i move and switch over into saltwater.
as i will not need a skimmer in my sump for freshwater i am not sure how much space i need so far i have a planned 8 inches from the top of the sump to the bottom of the Display tank. is this enough to fit a skimmer? i have never actually seen one up close so i guess i would like to get a general number of what you guys have in your sump to prevent myself from a future headache?
thanks for reading.