Skimmer Chamber Requirements

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  1. Noridin

    Noridin Active Member

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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 Active 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 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article 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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