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Old 11-08-2018, 11:14 AM
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Question algae scrubber models next to sump?

Hi all, was wondering if anyone has seen a scrubber model that sits parallel to a sump, not above it. I'm designing a new system for myself and the only thing that looks efficient are the Clear water external scrubbers listed on bulk reef supplies, where the water is pumped in, but gravity fed outflow and needs to be placed above the sump.
I really don't see why we have to squeeze another unit vertically where space is a premium, where there's plenty of space to the side. I'm guessing engineers have though about this and figured this was the only way to go, since placing a unit parallel to a sump would require 2 pumps? one to fill, and another to drain which can cause clogging problems?
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:38 PM
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A waterfall style ats would be problematic for the reasons you stated. Could do an underwater style with an air pump
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