Got some new stuff today from UPS. My new SWC 120 protein skimmer! I know everyone has one but I was getting concerned about my setup. First of all I had to mod my stand a little to get the sump in there at its as close a fit as your gonna get so not a lot of room for other equipment.
So after I got the sump in I went to install the first skimmer I got which was a coralife 65. Number one problem when I put it in was I'm going to be running about 68 gallons with the sump(I forgot about that when I ordered it). Number two problem was that the coralife setup is just kind of akward to me and you have to mount something for it to drain into(no place for it)and some of the adjustments have to be made under water(1 No room again to twist my arm in that tight space 2 you can't see what you're doing)
So I got the swc 120 today and it seems like it is made for this sump!!! It fits so good and has a smaller footprint and all the controls are very easily accessible. I mean it just fits right in there and I even tried the aqueon 3000 that I have in there for fitment and it fits perfectly right next to it!!!(The aqueon isn't the pump I'm going to use but the size is very similar to the Rio 17HF I have coming).
Also got the Eshopps pf 800 overflow and couldn't be happier with that either!
It only needs 3" clearance to the wall and doesn't take up as much room inside the tank either. I was able to push the tank an easy 2" closer to the wall. It's replacing Aqueon overflow for 125 gallon tanks. This is my first foray into saltwater reef and learning some expensive lessons. Already replaced 3 of the things I originally planned on using and none of them were cheap. Anyway thaks for listening. If I told my wife this I might as well be speaking another language to her as she is not really that interested
Here are a couple pics. The last pic are these two things that came with the eshopps overflow but I don't know what they are for if anything and they don't seem to have a place anywhere. The instructions are limited to getting the air out of the u tube so no help there. I'm so excited that things took a turn for the right!! Now I have to get the room I'm putting it in painted first to keep my honey happy! Can't wait! By the way I'm gonna have a coralife 65 super skimmer, aqueon overflow for up tp 125 gallons, and aqueon submersible pump 3000 all for sale all brand new never used with boxes and instructions. Let me know if your interested in anything