View Full Version : Small Foot print sump skimmer suggestions?

11-27-2012, 09:32 PM
Hello, working on collecting data and equipment for my upcoming reef build. Need a little help with a skimmer recomendation. I have read and read and read so much info it is hard to process.

Tank backround: 22" cube tank (may end up 24" tall) roughly 45g to 50g. Sump will hold a additional 12 gallons of actual water. Very tight confines in my stand so will be limited to about a 6"x8" area for a skimmer. Height can be as much as 28".

What is a good skimmer that will work well in this area? :shock:

11-27-2012, 10:00 PM
skimmy will guide u in the way. but i do like swc. small footprint and effective. i have the swc 180

11-27-2012, 10:21 PM
The SWC 120 looks very good as far as size. The reviews all point to this line being very solid performers. I do not want to over skim the tank either. Is there any glaring negatives with this design I should think about when choosing?

11-28-2012, 01:01 AM
SWC 120 in my IMHO

11-28-2012, 01:49 AM
i pm'ed ya. :)

12-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Currently using the SWC 120 and quite happy with it.

12-09-2012, 10:45 PM
we have a 9 Gallon cube (12"x12"x14") with a Bubble Magus NAC6a and it works great for our 55 gallon tank.

here are some pictures for reference:



hope this helps and good luck with the build! =)

12-10-2012, 01:09 AM
Cool thanks for the info and replys. Ended up buying a complete used set-up. So from 60g to 90g. Has a Reef Octo 150. Working on getting it set-up!!