View Full Version : plumbing question of skimmer

01/02/2011, 09:30 PM
I am looking at buying a 24" cube aquarium and am not sure the best setup for a refugium and protein skimmer- I see some premade refugiums like the proflex but they seem pretty tight space wise to fit a skimmer like an octopus. Is it possible to set the skimmer outside of the sump/refugium or best to sump mount it? Any advice appreciated - Thx,

01/02/2011, 10:14 PM
If you have room a 20gal long makes a great sump. You just silicone the baffels in where you want them and presto. Just make sure the silicone is aquarium safe.

01/03/2011, 05:04 AM
Its best to mount the skimmer inside the sump. Most skimmers function better this way, and are created to function as such. Also by running in sump you give yourself a safety in case for some reason your skimmer overflows, so your not dumping skimmate on your floors