Refugium Question - Red Sea Reefer 170 Baffle kit from OctoAcquotics

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I am thinking of buying the Octo Aquatics Red Sea Reefer 170 baffle kit to divide the sump where the skimmer sits into a refugium on one side. https://octoaquatics.com/product/sump-baffle-kit/

Question 1: which side should I make the refugium, and which side should I make the skimmer? (Picture examples attached below). I have seen both setups and wasn’t sure what is best.

Question 2: Will the Nyos 120 skimmer sit on the left side after the baffle kit is installed, or is it too big?

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I am thinking of buying the Octo Aquatics Red Sea Reefer 170 baffle kit to divide the sump where the skimmer sits into a refugium on one side. https://octoaquatics.com/product/sump-baffle-kit/

Question 1: which side should I make the refugium, and which side should I make the skimmer? (Picture examples attached below). I have seen both setups and wasn’t sure what is best.

Question 2: Will the Nyos 120 skimmer sit on the left side after the baffle kit is installed, or is it too big?

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Hi Colby,
The left side is just about12 cm in depth, so not much space for most skimmers.
To fit the auto top up tank Red Sea wasted a lot of space. Since most don't use the auto top up tank, lot of space in sump has gone to waste.
 
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