View Full Version : Too sump or not to sump

10/27/2009, 03:09 PM
Im thinking i might just run my skimmer in place of my sump on my 55 cause its not really a big tank . And with just a skimmer/fuge it will save energy. Just wanted to hear what others think about this

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10/27/2009, 03:23 PM
always better to have more water. The more the better. Plus it gives you a place to put things like your skimmer.

10/27/2009, 03:25 PM
True. it would save a some energy. I went sumpless for around 2 years and now that I have one, I'll never go without. My tank seems to stay alot more stable and all of my ugly crap is hidden.

10/27/2009, 03:25 PM
Good point . I just have an hob skimmer sitting around collecting dust i wanted to bust out

10/27/2009, 03:26 PM
If space is not an issue I'd keep it, especially on a smaller tank. How much would you save not having a return pump vs. what you'd gain from the added water volume?

10/27/2009, 03:28 PM
I have used a HOB skimmer on a sump. Hung it on the side of the first chamber where the water drains in and it worked fine until I built a bigger one.

10/27/2009, 03:40 PM
overflow surface skimming is a plus too