Sump design

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I'm a draughtsman by trade and have been thinking of converting my nano tank into a AIO, so I mocked up my initial ideas on the sump design (very rough took me 15 mins). But would like some feedback please... want a tunze 9004 in the second chamber. Other than that I'm happy for it to change about. I've attached the drawing as a pdf :)http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/593fd72661985/In%20Tank%20Sump.dft.pdf

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if its going to be a AIO tank, go simple. I'll mock one up, give me a mo

As an idea.

Water in, floss/media, second section for heater, third for skimmer, bubble trap ( not needed ) and then return

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if its going to ber a AIO tank, go simple. I'll mock one up, give me a mo

As an idea.

Water in, floss/media, second section for heater, third for skimmer, bubble trap ( not needed ) and then return
What is the advantage of having the skimmer and heater in a separate chamber? And yeah dropping the extra baffle on the bubbles trap may be wise not sure it's needed and takes up space... but should have mentioned our sister company are a acrylic signage manufacturer so the cost isn't really a trouble as will get trade prices and free machining.

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What is the advantage of having the skimmer and heater in a separate chamber?


Consistent water level, important for the skimmer.  :)

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Consistent water level, important for the skimmer.  :)
Sorry not sure if I'm missing something here but if the heater and skimmer shared a chamber how would the heater affect water level? Evaporation?

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I think you're alright having the heater in with the skimmer, it's just important the skimmer is in a chamber with an unchanging water level. That's useful for the heater too, I guess.
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Sorry not sure if I'm missing something here but if the heater and skimmer shared a chamber how would the heater affect water level? Evaporation?


Exactly as @Mike says, the heater could go anywhere as long as it's under water.  But the skimmer must be kept in a section with a consistent water line and the baffles as in @fr499y 's picture should achieve that.  ;)

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What is the advantage of having the skimmer and heater in a separate chamber?

In a AIO design, the only reason for it on a small tank ( as in a pico/nano ) is reduce risk of the heater melting the skimmer or the bubbles causing the heater to burn out :) I tend to go OTT with fail safes. Also the extra baffle makes sure no bubbles make it to the return pump from the skimmer

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That makes sense thank you :)

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