What size is your tank and which model will you get. I have a 15gal and I needed at least 10 inches from the intake to the skimmer- tubing wise- the cup overflowed WAY TOO FAST. Only thing is I cut it to 8 inches. Then I had to manually raise it using old nasty wood for the time being. I raised it about 8 inches. Man was tonight a pain. Other than that, now that its set up, its quiet, runs smooths, and I'm very glad for the purchase.
If you set this up as a HOT on your sump, it should be a breeze. I had to deal with my PH
and my lights and my filter, and oh man was it a pain.
Its been breaking in about 1 hour now, it over flowed a bit and the water in the cup is soooo dark, it amazes me.
whoops, I just saw you sig. If you but it in your main tank, it should be fine.
read this very helpful: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=563298
2 O. Clownfish
Coralife Super Skimmer 65
Aquaclear 50 filter
Aquaclear 20 ph
Marineland Visitherm 50W heater