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Old 06-08-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question on filtration

I have a 75 gal. salt aquarium... I would like to know, as long as it fits, if I could put my protein skimmer (with pump) in my sump area along with my return pump. Would this be ok? Anything I need to know? I know this will generate more heat but I could just turn my heater down.

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Old 06-08-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would say most likely no. Just because most skimmers out there require an area of the sump where the water will stay constant. If you can top-off your tank at least twice a day... then go ahead. But if your water level fluctuates by even a half inch, your skimmer will constantly have to be adjusted. HTH (probably not the news you wanted).

Just out of curiosity... what skimmer do you have?
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Just out of curiosity... what skimmer do you have?
I was going to purchase a "Venturi".
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So is the best solution just to hang it off the back?
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Well... venturi is the kind of skimmer it is. It will add in air to the mix at a different time than say, a needle wheel. Needle wheels, like on my Euro-Reef, will introduce air first, before the pump, and a special needle-wheel will chop up the bubbles so they're TINY. There's spray injection too, that will spray a high level of water through a small hole outlet to create micro bubbles. A venturi will add in after the pump, and is considered to be a pain since the valve has to be constantly adjusted. So, as far as I know, there's no brand "venturi"... just the type.

Also, there are two kinds of skimmers... either in sump or HOB. Do you have a way to add baffles? What kind of sump do you have? Glass or tupperware.
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What kind of sump do you have? Glass or tupperware.
No, I am refering to the sump half of my wet/dry filter.
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