external skimmer internal?

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  1. Furbz

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    is it possible to place a skimmer designed to be external into the sump like an internal skimmer? such as a reef octo orca 80?
     
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    Yes Furbz. It can be done. :)
     
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    awesome, this is good news :)
     
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    I did it when I had my Deltec with no problems
     
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    ok next question

    is there any reason i cannot put the skimmer in the last compartment?
    i am in the process of buying a cub and with space constraints it it easier to have the 1st chamber very small. ie. to house the heater. it will have baffle boards.
    the next chamber i want as big as possible for the DSB and chaeto. then the last chamber the return pump, skimmer, carbon-pho remover.
     
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