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babogart
11/14/2007, 06:26 AM
Hello all,

Relatively new here.

I am getting ready to upgrade the sump on my 90G reef. My plan is a custom acrylic 38"x15"x15". I do not know if I will partition it for a fuge. (comments?)

I am going to get rid of the MTC skimmer that I am currently running and I am leaning towards an RS250 by EuroReef. Is this overkill? I would have to order it at ~$550. I have access to an RS135 that a friend can sell me at ~$300. What are the thoughts on size. I do not want to skimp here, however, I need an in-sump skimmer and so not really want to break $500. I have close to 36" of clearence.

Here is the current sump config. Since the "old-skool" Quiet-One broke the MTC has not performed well. I rigged a Quiet-One 4000. It sucks compared to the old brown ones :(

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/babogart/100_1587.jpg

Thanks for the imput. This site is awsome!

-Brent

sjm817
11/14/2007, 06:28 AM
RS250 is way too big for that setup. The RS135 is more appropriate.

babogart
11/14/2007, 06:34 AM
Is there an issue with going too large?

-Brent

sjm817
11/14/2007, 06:39 AM
Yes. If a skimmer is way oversized, there may not be enough DOCs to maintain a good foam head, which prevents it from skimming well.

babogart
11/14/2007, 07:08 AM
Thanks SJM! You probably just saved me $200.00 along with a headache.

Any thoughts on the removal of the fuge. It seems to be more of a PIA than a help....

scotmc
11/14/2007, 08:52 AM
I have a rs135 for my 90. It seems to be a perfect match.

CruzinKim
11/14/2007, 10:48 AM
RS135, you'll regret if you went with RS250.

babogart
11/15/2007, 08:26 AM
Thanks for the advice.

On another note, is it safe to add a larger sump with no fuge, or will removing the fuge cause a spike in Ammonia/Nitrite?

The current fuge is small and take up only 1/3 of a 20G high sump.

Thoughts?

Thanks again.

-Brent

mg426
11/15/2007, 10:18 AM
I agree, Euro reef skimmers tend to be pretty accurate in their ratings.