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only have 2+3/4" behind tank
Old 01-19-2008, 08:58 AM   #1
 
only have 2+3/4" behind tank

Just getting started with an 80 gal salt water. did not leave room for a skimmer. Should I do whats necessary now (move it) as I don't have much rock and only5 damsels for cycling purposes.
How much should I drain out before I move it? It is on a hardwood floor
on a sturdy stand. Any tips would be great. Or is there another solution
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
 
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If its early in the cycle I would go ahead and simply drain some 75% or so and get it over with or if one of the sides of the tank is hidden like towards a corner or an area noone really passes by u could try and place it there.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
 
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I would strongly consider adding the skimmer to a sump below the main tank as opposed to HOB/HOT.

You may still have to move the tank a bit to make room for the overflow, but it would definately improve the asthetics. If you decide to go with a HOT application, you'll likely regret it once the salt creep starts to build up on your walls and lights and such.
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