Most of you know I'm running the CPR 3.3g Aquafuge. Spec's are: Water Capacity: 3.60 Gallons
Dimensions: 19" L x 4.5" W x 12" T
Here's what I've been thinking of doing....Turning the fuge into a sump only so I can put the skimmer in side of it. Skimmer specs are: 12" X 3" X 3.33 recommended water level is 11"
I can't help but think that the skimmer would be better utilized in this manner. ( It looks horrible in my tank) I'd also be able to change my intake pump to that of a mj900 or less and add a Fluval surface skimmer to that.
My biggest concern? Can/will my tank run successfully without a refugium? Will the LR, skimmer and chemical filtration be enough?
Go for it. If in a few months you feel like it's not working as well then you can switch back.
Personally, I like having both a fuge and a skimmer but if I could only have one... it would be a good skimmer. I also strongly dislike having a bunch of equipment showing in the tank! So, it sounds like a good idea to me.
I'm kind of wondering that myself Jim....the *tea* it does pull out though is pretty dark...not much in the way of chunks in the foam at all. I've head peoples talk about the nog having a very nasty smell...the stuff I'm getting out, has hardly any smell at all. So what? It's just pulling out dirty water? Would hate to throw $104 down the drain guess I'll think more on it If anything I'll remove it just because it looks like crap in my tank
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