Where should all these pumps go?

I just installed my first protein skimmer and my sump seems to be crowded with pumps. Did I install this incorrectly?

Hard to say and really there is never one correct way to do it.

One potential problem I see is the bend in the vinal hose. If you purchased the pump with the skimmer it probably needs to run all the way open and that kink in the hose will slow it down now and even further when algae starts to grow on the clear hose. Can you rest the pump on the bottom either by moving things around or by shortening the hose? If not you may want to find a 90 elbow to use their to be able to mount the vinal tubing with out the kink.

If you are getting a decent amount of skimmate right now then I wouldn’t worry too much about it, but you’ll want to play around with it until you get good skimmate formation.

Good luck.