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Old 09-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #11
 
I have decided the filter is a skimmer, maybe a combination filter/skimmer. I got all the parts I need and am going to try it as a skimmer. I have started a 30g and a 55g fowlr, but in time would like to change to reef tanks. All I have now are some live rocks and a mix of live sand. Some of the live rock has green stuff growing on it, kinda wavy stuff. The rest of the rock has just been added, too new to show growth.
One question, I have read that one of the tubing needs a hole below the water line - Return or inlet?
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:58 PM   #12
 
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I have decided the filter is a skimmer, maybe a combination filter/skimmer.
I'm sorry... you did what? How exactly? No, seriously. Not being rude... how did you determine this? Are there more pieces that we have not seen?
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:32 AM   #13
 
You are not rude at all. I saw on some web page an article which described a skimmer pretty close to this, with a recangular trap on top. But after running it for a couple of days, I got no collection of skum. So, one of your original ideas, Pasfur, was to turn it into an overflow box for a sump. And that is what it will become, I think. It will be a lot cheaper than buying an overflow box. Now to figure out the plumbing. I am considering making a sump out of a long 20g tank, but am wondering if that is big enough for a 100g salteater tank? Boy, I am learning a GREAT deal from this forum's members.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:34 AM   #14
 
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A 20 gallon tank is plenty big for your sump. I am using a 20 on my 180 without any issues.
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