Skimmer and sump help

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Tremayn, 10 Nov 2010.

  1. Tremayn

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    Hey guys i have a 150x70x50H DT and std 4ft sump.. So i want to get the nw250 with the 1OTP5000 pump rated at 1400L .. Problem is that the skimmer has a foot print of 45cm x 45.. and the std 4ft is 45cm wide, however the inside of the tank is 43cm wide.... See the problem.. How am i goin to get it too fit? Any ideas? At the moment im thinking of:

    -Maybe moving a pump so it can fit (have no idea if i can do this)
    -Use an external plastic bucket for the skimmer and plumb it down to the return..

    Other option is the nw200 rated at 900L but will do the enkamat mod to it. Footprint 45x30..

    Suggestions? Did u guys have the same problem and how did u sort it out? I would want to keep the skimmer in my sump preferably because a bucket big enough to house the nw250 wont fit under the DT.. Thanks guys

    If u want to have a look at the DT then check out my thread..
     
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    Most guys first decide on a skimmer and then built a custom sized sump. So another option is to just build a custom sump.
     
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    i got the sump with my tank at a really good price:whistling: .. so thats why
     
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    is the skimmer and external or internal skimmer? Cant you drill a hole in the sump and use fittings to connect to the pump .
     
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    Hey guys, just found out the skimmer with 1 pump is narrower so it will fit with no problems! Thanks guys.. :) Problem Sorted
     
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