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Old 04-10-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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can u overskim a tank ...

I have a 55 g with a diablo 160 very big for my tank ....can this big of a skimmer overskim my tank ...
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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No. Infact it is recommended that you get a skimmer that is 2x the gallons you have.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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That's what I thought I just been having issues with coral not growing in that tank can't figure it out I got a aqua pro light which is the 150w x2 mh uv 20 gallon Sump chiller to keep temp contant ...fish growing like weeds coral won't do crap I put it in my other tank it takes off like s rocket ....I'm missing something in that tank
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It might be your Ca and Alk levels, do you check them?
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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Cal 420 alk don't know
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Alk is very important the lower it is the less calcium that can be absorbed. Hit a certain level and the process will stop
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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What type of corals are you talking about? LPS, SPS, softies?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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You cannot over skim a tank. There are corals that do better in less than perfectly clean water though. SPS and most LPS are not one of them.

Correct calcium/alkalinity/ph
Proper flow for the coral in question, might have to experiment
Very low phosphates (under .05 for SPS)
Proper lighting for the coral in question, might have to experiment
Proper placement with other corals that could be toxic when mixed, watch for stinging or other signs that adjacent corals are fighting back.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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For example I got a Kenya 6 months ago its the same size
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Kenya, Xenia, colt corals are all similar in their needs. Pretty basic corals to get to grow, so get these happy before moving on to anything more advanced.
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