In-sump skimmer and return pump questions

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    ahhjaws

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    I'm currently designing a sump for my 55 gal tank and need some input on some good in-sump skimmers and return pump for it. I'm thinking a 20 gal sump or higher as I might upgrade the show tank to ~100 gal in the future and don't want to have to build a new sump. The return line will be around 4'. I'll need the most effective while being fairly quiet for the skimmer. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    I just bought a Reef Octopus 150 and its AWESOME! It comes with it's own pump for the skimmer. If you're referring to a return pump, I love my mag drive 9. It's relatively quiet(I use a small piece of styrofoam underneath it to help with the noise.)

    Just my opinion. I'm a relative newb with this stuff.
     
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    Sweet I was thinking of that exact same skimmer.
     
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    grozier something smells fishy

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    You almost can't go wrong with any reef octopus skimmer
     
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