Originally Posted by Tank2379
Now does this mean that the Skimmers we buy we should not go by the GPH
? Would any GHP would work just as well???
If you look at the pic of the slide, it says the flow rates do not strongly influence the rate of TOC removal.
Originally Posted by InfernoST
It sounds like protein skimmers could cause more harm then good if it's removing these vital elements from the tank. Would it be better to run a skimmer part time instead of full time?
It's not actually removing these elements. It's removing the micro organisms which have their bodies/shells (calcium + carbonates + mag = calcium carbonate) formed from them and filled with the phosphate they consume. What Ken did was vacuum dried the skimmate and had the remaining dry powder analyzed.
When the skimmer is running, it's still removing 20%-35% of the TOC's where if it's not running, it's not removing any.