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Old 09-30-2010, 10:19 PM   #11
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Both have their advantages. 18 inches will give you more water volume which helps to keep your parameters more stable. 12 inches will work better in your skimmer section. Skimmers usually run the best when they are sitting in 6-10 inches of water. Any deeper and they are not as effective and you have to build something for them to sit on to get the right height. Either will do in my opinion.
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I am thinking I am going to use the 29 gallon tank to get the advantage of 18 inches height. Here is a drawing of the tank with the measurements.
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Why have a bubble trap on the skimmer side and not the fuge side?
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Also look up the footprint of your skimmer and make sure it will fit in a 4.5" wide section.
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