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Old 10-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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protein skimmer?

what size should i have for my protein skimmer on a 55gln predator tank
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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A 75gallon skimmer should do good. Do you have a sump for it?
If you do use a reef octopus BH-1000 they're rated for 100gal tanks, if not, an AquaC Remora skimmer would do great aswell, they're a hang on skimmer rated for 75gal.

I'm going to be using the AquaC on my 75gal, so it should do great on your 55. Although I will be using extra filtration aswell, just to make life easier.

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ok i was thinking about making my own
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I wouldn't make your own to be honest.. always try and shoot for double the rating of your tanks so something 100+ gallons would be good but it won't hurt to go bigger which gives you the option of possibly keeping the skimmer if you upgrade the tank size down the line.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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For my 55gal I'm using nwb150 which is rated for 150gal
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I wouldn't make your own to be honest.. always try and shoot for double the rating of your tanks so something 100+ gallons would be good but it won't hurt to go bigger which gives you the option of possibly keeping the skimmer if you upgrade the tank size down the line.
good point on the size and the diy ones dont work?
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good point on the size and the diy ones dont work?
Well I won't say diys don't work cause in a sense every skimmer was a diy the first time it was thought of before the production line but there are a lot of things that need to be finely tuned to get a correct contact time on the water to be efficient enough to take up so much valuable realestate under/on your tank. Save yourself the headache and buy one that already had a production team take care of all the little things
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Don't get me wrong though I'm all about diy and saving a buck but this is one of those things that you get what you pay for 99.9% of the time
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Don't get me wrong though I'm all about diy and saving a buck but this is one of those things that you get what you pay for 99.9% of the time
+1, getting into diy skimmers takes alot of trial and error. You would need ample amounts of time to fine tune everything and correct the small issues. Granted its really just a small cylinder with a neck on it, but its been well thought out and tested extensively.
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+1, getting into diy skimmers takes alot of trial and error. You would need ample amounts of time to fine tune everything and correct the small issues. Granted its really just a small cylinder with a neck on it, but its been well thought out and tested extensively.
so basically you are saying "dont skim the skimmer lol"
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