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2000se
01/30/2017, 05:06 PM
Will a mini 180 fit in reefer 250 sump? My measurements are saying no...

but I hope yes

slief
01/30/2017, 07:44 PM
What are the skimmer section dimensions there? The Mini 180 will require 10.65" (270mm) x 10.25" (260mm).

All dimensions including the drawings can be found here in the spec sheet.
http://royalexclusiv.net/images/content/mbk/eng/mbk_180_eng.pdf

slief
01/30/2017, 07:48 PM
That said, why are you looking at the Mini 180? That tank is only 54 gallons isn't it? The Mini 180 is WAY too big for that display and I would never suggest that skimmer for such a small display. It would never be consistent on such a small display. If anything, the Mini 160 would be a better choice. I have a 100 gallon tank and sold a Mini 180 in favor of the Mini 160 because the 180 would have been too large for what will be a lightly stocked SPS tank.

Specs on the Mini 160 can be found here:
http://royalexclusiv.net/images/content/mbk/eng/mbk_160_eng.pdf

2000se
01/30/2017, 08:05 PM
Ok thanks.. as I expected ....I'm pretty sure I measured 9.75 inches by like 13.5 inches for the sump skimmer section.

I kept hoping it would fit. Annnnd hope will not change the dimensions : )

Reason I was considering the 180 mini as I was able to pick a used one for what I thought was reasonable.

I thank you kind sir for the quick reply.

slief
01/30/2017, 09:43 PM
Ok thanks.. as I expected ....I'm pretty sure I measured 9.75 inches by like 13.5 inches for the sump skimmer section.

I kept hoping it would fit. Annnnd hope will not change the dimensions : )

Reason I was considering the 180 mini as I was able to pick a used one for what I thought was reasonable.

I thank you kind sir for the quick reply.

Glad to help. The 160 would be a far better choice! As I said, I picked up a 180 for my 100 gallon display and ended up selling it in favor of a 160 as it was the right choice for my display. Sometimes less is more! :thumbsup: