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MTWiley
01-27-2011, 01:43 AM
I'll be setting up a 150 gallon reef tank with a ~50 gallon sump, and I'm trying to decide on a protein skimmer. I like the Tunze's small footprint (about 5"x4.5") for my sump as it's going to be a convert old acryllic tank that has two openings in the top that are 17"x6 3/4" which would mean that I could put in the sump without having to make any modifications to the top thus weakening the tank. What do you guys think? Do you have any suggestions for skimmers that might better meet my needs?

Skimmy
01-27-2011, 04:46 AM
WELCOME!!!! to RF!

a 9006 on a 150? definately not enough skimmer...

so what size do you have to accomodate a skimmer.. im confused

MTWiley
01-27-2011, 09:56 AM
There are 6.75" x 17" opening in the acryllic tank that's going to be used as the sump. I can post a cad drawing that I've been working on later tonight if you still need clarification. I'm not completely opposed to cutting into the tank, I'd just rather not cut into it if it's not necessary.

Skimmy
02-03-2011, 05:19 PM
6.75" skimmer clearance for a 150g system is pretty damn small...
the smallest skimmer worth a damn that will fit in that would be this:
SWC150 BMK (http://www.shop.reeffiltration.com/product.sc;jsessionid=011B02A4339142391C21A26F6EA9 A587.qscstrfrnt01?productId=55)

better even than the tunze 9011/9015

MTWiley
02-03-2011, 05:25 PM
Thanks for the reply, I'll look more into that skimmer, I'm thinking about just rebuilding the sump tank on the bottom or using a cheap glass tank from petco or something. When I decide I'll either use that SWC150 or one of the other skimmers you recommended in my other thread.

Skimmy
02-03-2011, 05:45 PM
np, and sorry...
didnt realize this was about the same skimmer as the other thread. :)

MTWiley
02-03-2011, 05:45 PM
No worries, and thanks again for everything you've done for me and the community.