Generaly that is how most people set them up. This is the one i plan on making when ever i get around to ordering some acrylic. By all means you can have a sump without baffles but you might have tons of bubbles in your tank.abong said:so when i drain the water from my display tank into the sump, the part i drain it into is where the skimmer goes? then baffels, then the return pump?
You can have the water come in from the left or right and leave from the opposite side. It is just wise to put the skimmer on the same side the water comes in as show in that pic.abong said:so water comes in on the right and leaves on the left?