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Old 06-23-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Potein Skimmer oversize question

I have an aqua medic Turboflotor Skimmer that can handle up to 500 Gal.
I'm using it on a 210 gal tank. The unit works well but I'm concerned that I may be over skimming if that's possible. Could I skimming all the nutrients and trace elements out of the water before they can be used by the tank?
Should I run the skimmer less than 24/7 to address this concern?

This is a 6 month old reef tank with both fish and coral alive and appear heathy although the coral have not shown any growth yet.
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Overskimming is possible, but IMO, the better ur skimmer, the bigger bioload ur tank can handle. U can simply refill ur trace elements by performing more frequent WC's or adding additives IF u think ur skimmer is skimming too much.

If this makes u feel any better, im running a skimmer rated for 125G in my 29G No problem so far. I perform 5G WC per 2 or 3 weeks. My Ca level is always 350+. HTH
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I have the same skimmer on my 100 gallon. I just messed with the controls to get a really dry foam, I guess I am only skimming a cup a month total. I have had no problems for the past year using this on my tank, and I have an overloaded tank. Oh, and I would not trust those ratings on any of those skimmers - think of them more as guide-lines, as our trubofloater may be fine for one guy's 500gallon, but not the next due to many, many different factors.
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