Originally Posted by nijoe1221
I currently have a 29gal tank and purchased a skimmer that's good up to 65gal. I wanted to upgrade in size to either a 55 or 75 and go partial reef. I've been holding back from the 75 because of the size of the skimmer.
Here's the question. If I basically have the bioload from fish and a few corals for a 55gal but in a 75 gallon tank, will it be safe to keep the same skimmer?
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I moved all my stuff from 60 gal
to 150 gal
and I never had a problem. I did not add any additional LR
but I used new sand for my substrate. Your skimmer may be too small if your bioload is at max. I have to turn off my skimmer for several days to maintain my nutrients needed by corals. Based on my parameter, I now have to do pwc
once every 3 weeks. One thing to consider for LR
effective filtration is placed them in such a way that they are separated by water that is free to circulate so it can feed beneficial bacteria and remove extra nutrients. Those spaces between LR
also serve as caves for fish to hide or maneuver from aggressive ones. You can add more LR
later or upgrade skimmer when you decide to add more fish or corals in the future.