View Full Version : Would a HOB skimmer fit in this gap?

08/11/2012, 03:00 PM
I attached a picture showing the back of my DT and was wondering if it's possible to fit a HOB skimmer in this 3 inch gap. I already added the water and thought that would be enough room for a skimmer, but now that I'm looking at them, they seem rather large. Any help would be appreciated!

08/11/2012, 09:36 PM
I'm not sure about other skimmers but the reef octopus I use requires about 5 inches. I'm sure some are slimmer than mine but I bet you will need at least another inch or two. Maybe you could hang it on an end if you can't move it.

08/11/2012, 11:10 PM
Depending on which skimmer you get, HOB skimmers usually need space to hang on the rim and a pump is inside your tank. You would just need room to fit a pump and hose if your choose to use it.

08/11/2012, 11:11 PM
Btw, the picture is not working for me.