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Old 10-16-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Being as I'm new to the hobby I do a lot of online reading and I see a lot of talk about going plus 1 on your skimmer or plus 1 on this or plus 1 on that. What are they talking about?
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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it just means that they agree or would also recommend whatever they +1ed
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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Being as I'm new to the hobby I do a lot of online reading and I see a lot of talk about going plus 1 on your skimmer or plus 1 on this or plus 1 on that. What are they talking about?
When we say plus one on this forum, we mean we agree.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Huh ok, I was watching a video of mr saltwater tank earlier, a video about nitrates I think and I thought he said something about needing to go plus 1 on his skimmer. Had no idea what he was talking about
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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I think they're talking about going bigger on things, especially filtration capabilities. For example, if you have a 75 gallon tank, don't get a protein skimmer rated for 75 gallons, but get one rated for say, 125 gallons... Getting things that do more than the bare minimum will make things easier for you in the long run.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Got it. That makes sense. Just wanted to make sure they weren't talking about settings or something like that
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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I dont think it's anything specific like that. Just a rule of thumb/guideline.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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Think of it like cleaning your home. You know you "could" clean your whole house with a handheld vacuum but wouldn't it be easier on you and your vacuum if you had a larger vacuum. But along those same lines, if you went out and bought a street sweeper to clean your carpet you'd be over killing it a little. A good rule of thumb I use is getting equipment that can handle 1.5-2x my tank capacity. Example: My tank is 250 gallons total volume and my skimmer is rated for 350 gallons so I'm "+1"
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