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Old 03-01-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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would it be alright to use 2 protein skimmers at the same time. would this help lower nitrates even better.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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I guess this would depend on the skimmer, you tank and water flow. If you have good water flow, a drop well and a skimmer of suitable capacity, then you would probably be wise to save your money and skip the second skimmer.

On the other hand, if you have a situation where your current skimmer doesn't get all the water, or is in a low flow aquarium, or under capacity for the tank, then it would be of benefit.

I'd be more concerned with the wasted power consumption and additional noise generated. I have one skimmer on my 55g tank and it picks up perhaps 5mm of sludge per week, reducing as time goes on.

You really need to give us more information.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:48 PM   #3
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well i have a 125 gallon tank with a 50 gallon refugium. i am runnin a seaclone 150. but i have some rather large fish i. e. a banded bamboo shark, a coral cat shark and a cortez ray, and a large porcupine puffer plus a few other fish. and have had some problems with nitrates however they are on their way down. i just thought maybe getting another skimmer would help eliminate the nitrates better and faster.
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ROFL...sorry...but a SeaClone 150 is no where near enough for a 125gallon tank, despite what the manufacturer claims.

Unfortunately I have a 40gallon tank, so I can't recommend a good skimmer for your size...but you'd be better off upgrading than trying to add a second small skimmer. Since you have a sump, look for in-sump models which tend to be more effective due to their design.
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the turbo flotor 1000 by aqua medic is a great skimmer, look into that.
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personally i like euroreefs skimmers
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Check out the ASM skimmers. THey use the same pumps as the euroreefs and are alot cheaper and skim exactly the same. You could get a ASM rated for your tank for under $300
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