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Old 09-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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I'm really starting to regret my purchase.
I wouldn't... I just did the same thing. Just built a sump system & picked up an NW150 for it, and for right now it's just filtering a 25g recovery tank, but it will eventually have a larger tank tied into it.

Haven't been around in a while...tank pretty much crashed. Built a whole new system
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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I, personally, would just run it on a timer. Like 12 on 12 off, but if you see your water is still too clean then just lower the time the skimmer is on.
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I think that's what I'm going to do. Thanks all
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #14
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Well a skimmer rated at 250 gallons and a 750 GPH pump is a little much on a 40 gallon system. look at it this way, It will skim the whole tank capacity approx. 19 times every hour or about every 3-4 minutes lol Biggest is not always best.
Jokingly tim dang don't go all math wiz on me lol
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:18 AM   #15
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Jokingly tim dang don't go all math wiz on me lol
I know but some still may not know why its bad to "over-skim" a reef tank. That math sometimes puts it into perspective. I prefer more water turning over inside the DT tank rather than through the sump/refugium in my tanks.
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Don't worry about the flow in the DT, I got a wp25 for in there.
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