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Old 03-05-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer

So I'm looking for a protein skimmer for my 265 gallon tank I was thinking of getting one that can handle up to 500 gallons however I was told by a guy at my local fish store that would be to much he said for me to only get one rated up to 300 gallons because the other one would completely strip all of the water of everything. What do you guys think should I get one rates for 300 gallons 400 gallons or 500 gallons. I plan on heavily stocking my tank.
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I think that's nonsense. Get the biggest skimmer you can afford. What skimmer are you thinking of?
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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I was always told to get a skimmer rated for close to twice the size of your tank. If you plan on heavy stocking I wouldn't get one smaller then one rated for 400
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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I was thinking of getting the reef octopus space saver 5000 rates up for 500 gallons or the reef octopus diablo rated up to 500 gallons.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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def nonsense. the only difference the overall size of the skimmer changes is the physical amount of waste it can pull out. it still pulls the same exact organics out, jsut alot more/
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Yes....and if what they say is so, why aren't we using protein skimmers instead of RODI units? I mean...they strip the water clean, right?
Good choices on the skimmers IMO.
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If you can afford it.......
JNS SK7 Skimmer [SS#JNS-SK7] - $999.00 : Affordable Aquatic Supplies LLC
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holy jeebus!! is that a 55g acrylic drum they used for the body?
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Now that is a skimmer lol
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It's interesting that Shark and Sicce names for a pump are used interchangeably on JNS and SSA skimmers. My SSA skimmer pump description/details said Shark also and came with a Sicce Syncra. If you call Salty Supply they will tell you Shark is Sicce which makes me confused.
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