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mellotang
01/23/2017, 09:07 AM
Too much skimmer for a 30 gal with 10 gal sump?

Medium fish load

Full mixed reef, SPS, lps, leather mushrooms

rvitko
01/23/2017, 10:49 AM
Yes, I think it is too much and won't perform consistently, a 9004 is better suited. A sump version 9404 is due soon.

smatter
01/23/2017, 11:11 AM
I have been wondering the same. I have a Red Sea Reefer Nano, too small for the 9410, and only a 8" sump depth. I have a 9004 on another tank that is being decommissioned soon. Can the 9404 container be used sans the sock and instead a sponge be fitted over the pipe to defeat any bubbles? I tried to download the manual but it's just the skimmer info.

Oh and on a side note, have you ever seen the movie Ted? I watched it last night and was amused that they party with Flash Gordon in it :)

rvitko
01/23/2017, 12:14 PM
Yes, I have seen Ted and I liked that part myself, other than a few roles on SCYFY hi has not had much since Flash Gordon, that movie had fairly lame acting so I can see why.

The flow rate through the 9404 body is so low I doubt you even need the sponge, it only has about 100 gph going through it. I am sure if you can find a sponge to fit it will work, the 0800.140 sponge likely fits.

smatter
01/23/2017, 12:57 PM
That's good to hear. I get very few bubbles now, only when I feed really, and it's getting pounded by two 6040s right in the tank. I bet it works even better in the low flow low surface turbulence environment of the 9404 container.

Flash Gordon was so bad it's good! That movie left an impression back when I saw it in the theater in 1980.