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Old 02-11-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
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150 gal or 450?

I'm setting up a 150 gal SW tank with coral, LR and fish. I'm placing all pumps and sump in the basement along with a 300 gal holding tank for volume. Any suggestions on how to size my skimmer? I'll have the bio load of a 150 but the volume to skim of a 450. I like the ETSS skimmers. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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what are skimmers used for???
are they neccesary?
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Size your skimmer for about a 300g tank. This will give you some leeway if you end up overstockin or upgrade to a larger tank later.

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what are skimmers used for???
are they neccesary?
do i need one??heehee
Skimmers are used for pulling DOC's (dissolved organic compounds) out of the water column. Basically they push bubbles into a cylinder which attatch to the DOC's and deposit them in a cup. Basically they pull the nasty stuff out of the water. Yes...they are nessisary. Yes...you should have one.

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ETSS are nice as are the Euroreefs and the Aqua-C EV series. Get a skimmer rate for at least 450 gallons!
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