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Old 03-07-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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SKIMMER question????!

I have a eshopps psk 100h with this be efficient enough for a 90 gal tank with sump?


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I believe so. My buddy has a 100gallon HOB skimmer on his 120 FOWLR. It works fine.
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If you have no fish in the tank maybe, but otherwise, no way. Purchase a skimmer rated for 1.5 to 2 x your total system volume. Just because the skimmer "works" doesn't mean it's doing the job that you need it to do.
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Use caution with skimmers that large. They can lead to massive evaporation rates if not tuned properly. My tank has a skimmer rated just under it, and I have it at about 50% stock. Works fine. If you are really worried about it, go and grab a 50 gallon skimmer and run them in tandem (or, if you are a DIYer, just YouTube "King of DIY Protein Skimmer". Surprisingly easy to make, super cheap).
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