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    In sump skimmer ideas?

    Possibly looking for an in sump skimmer to replace my RO BH-1000. Who wants a skimmer hanging on the DT when they now have a sump right?!
    Anyways...must be rated for up to 100g. FP no larger then 7"x11"X16"H
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    I thought the Bubble Magus Curve 5 might have been a possible candidate but it's too tall.

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    Is 16" the absolute tallest skimmer height you can go with?

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    In sump skimmer ideas?

    I'm trying to give myself comfortable room for cup removal 17 maybe 18" would be close. The Curve 5 requires 9.5" of water and I've only got 8" But the NWB 110 Classic 4 looks promising Has a drain so height wouldn't be an issue and only needs 6-7.75" water depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    But the NWB 110 Classic 4 looks promising Has a drain so height wouldn't be an issue and only needs 6-7.75" water depth.

    It's 19-3/4" tall.

    The cup needs to be taken off weekly ( or more) to clean the neck.
    Once crude starts to build up on the neck, skimming function goes down hill.

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    Hahahaha forgot about that!
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    Curve5 would work imo.
    Maybe swc120...
    Wat about external with internal pump. U would see a lil plumbing prob.

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    I'm trying to find out if the BH-1000 pump is submersible. Any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    I'm trying to find out if the BH-1000 pump is submersible. Any idea?

    I couldn't say one way or the other.
    It looks like a powerhead.

    I do have to ask,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Are you terribly attached to your stand?

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    Yes I am attached to it...I just bought it!! Lol
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    It looks pretty tall.
    Anyway to re-arrange the shelf/floor in side?

    Finding a "good" skimmer that short is going to be very tough.

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    My water level is only going to be 8" That one needs at least 9".
    There is no shelf under the stand, just my sump. From the bottom of sump to the top of the stand is 26". I need room though to remove the cup for cleaning. So maybe I could go with something around 19".


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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    My water level is only going to be 8" That one needs at least 9".
    There is no shelf under the stand, just my sump. From the bottom of sump to the top of the stand is 26". I need room though to remove the cup for cleaning. So maybe I could go with something around 19".


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    My SSA skimmer only needs about 1/2" to lift it up and off the skimmer body.
    Many are like that.

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    With the space available to work with you might want to look at the Tunze skimmer line.
    They seem very compact.

    http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Com...ISVSHT-vi.html


    I have never seen one in person and I'm not sure if they work good or not.
    Plus they seem a little spendy, but the Tunze name stands for quality.

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