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    Super Skimmer Accual Height

    Hello all, I am interested in getting a coralife superskimmer 3004 the one for 220. Now the problem is that I want to put this in my sump and upon doing research I have found that the hieght of this skimmer does very on some web sites. Some say its 25.5 inches high and I've seen other say its 33 inches high. For those who own one, please how high is this with its colection cup on ? And how much play room do you need to remove the cup ?
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    The CSS 3004 is EXACTLY 25 3/16 inches. Well, mine is anyways. Let's see if others have the same number. Maybe reefsurfer can post a numer as well.

    Remember to leave atleast 1/2 inch clearance at the top so you can remove the collection cup.
    George

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    The cup is fairly large too. You really only need about 1/4" clearance to get the cup out and to allow air to escape the cup.

    NOTE: if you leave the cup until it overflows, you will get some foam out the top.

    If they don't appear before I get to it, I will get some measurements. A couple (aside from overall height) are useful. Like footprint. Depth and height from the mount for the tank's edge. Height and diameter of the collection cup. Etc.
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    I'm really interested in knowing the minimum footprint needed for the 220version of the CSS too.. much appreciated.
    Hardwares: 50G reef tank, 30G sump & ~55lb Indo/Fiji LR. Finnex 36"x4 T5 lights, Coralife Superskimmer 220g, Mag9.5 return and SEIO820+MJ600 PH.
    Corals: zoosss, mushrooms, hammer, torch, fogsprawn, blasto, crocea clam, RBTA
    Fish: Percular clown PJ cardinal, royal gramma, yellow watchman goby, 3x chromis.

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    Here are some pics. If anyone needs something really specific, just holler.

    The diameter of the CSS 3004's main chamber is 6". Remember that the tape measure's housing adds roughly 3 inches to the tape's reading.
    George

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    CSS 3004 footprint
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    Needlewheel
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    collection cup lid
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    Pump
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    Thanks! How about the footprint of the whole skimmer *including the pump? ie, like how much widthxlength of sump space is needed to fit the whole skimmer in? From ur 2nd pic, looks like it'll be ~9" x ??
    Hardwares: 50G reef tank, 30G sump & ~55lb Indo/Fiji LR. Finnex 36"x4 T5 lights, Coralife Superskimmer 220g, Mag9.5 return and SEIO820+MJ600 PH.
    Corals: zoosss, mushrooms, hammer, torch, fogsprawn, blasto, crocea clam, RBTA
    Fish: Percular clown PJ cardinal, royal gramma, yellow watchman goby, 3x chromis.

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