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Old 03-11-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Octopus BH 2000 Skimmer

So we're starting the build of the new 90G for my son. Building the stand, collecting the equipment and I realize I have an Octopus BH 2000 laying around in the basement.

The tank will have a 20G sump. What's the thought on hanging the HOB off the sump? It's not going on the display and being cheap if I can avoid buying a new skimmer. Well that would work just fine w/ me.

I'm just not sure if the flow through the sump would be prohibitive.
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That should work Perfect IMO the less money the better... and plus aren't those BH2000 rated up to 120 gallons?
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They are which means 90 is about right. I totally forgot I had it
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Is the 20 gallon and the Skimmer the same height. I think you might need to stand it up a little?
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That's what I was hoping for feedback on before I go and hack it up. Extending the intake tubes and possible building up the HOB height if it's too high.. What happens to performance
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Can't directly answer this as I do not have an Octopus skimmer. However, I ran into the same issue with my Remora Pro. Mine is about 3-6 inches longer then my 20G long Sump. I actually emailed AquaC support and they advised that having the skimmer longer then the sump would NOT cause any performance issues.
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