Skimmer Chamber Requirements

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  1. Noridin

    Noridin Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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    Hello everyone!

    What are the minimum size requirements for a skimmer chamber? Is it just large enough for the skimmer to fit or does it need some additional volume? Just talking about the foot print, I understand water height requirements.

    I'm planning on building a sump for my frag tank with the Triton method in mind and only have room for an Aqueon 15 gallon in my stand.

    Thanks in advance!
     

  2. hijinks7

    hijinks7 Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep space in there for media reactors (at least 2). Putting them in the sump is one less thing I have to worry about leaking.
     
  3. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    The biggest thing is being able to get the skimmer in and out of the sump (when sump is below the DT). I slightly increase the dimension of my skimmer area because I have to angle the skimmer to get it out.
     
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