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Old 08-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #51
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Is it possible to have a skimmer that is to big. If not this is the 1 I'm getting. Then I'll be able to use it when I upgrade to a 180
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Not really, unless it's something like this on your 55....


That said, I would want something rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume. So, if you want a skimmer for a 180 with 30 sump, get something rated for 300 gallons or so.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #53
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I'd hate to clean that skimmer.
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I'd hate to clean that skimmer.
It sure would increase your system volume though...
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #55
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That contradicts itself. On one page it says 200 gallons and the next a heavily stocked 250 gallon. That's probably the one I will get.
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Probably would almost double my tank volume. That sucker probably holds 40 gallons of water
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #57
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Not really, unless it's something like this on your 55....

That said, I would want something rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume. So, if you want a skimmer for a 180 with 30 sump, get something rated for 300 gallons or so.
Now that's a skimmer. The ones at the Long Beach aquarium are about 10' tall and must hold 500 gallons each.
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The white one is the model I have. Had to drill a hole in the roof to install it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #59
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Oh yea Greg. You have a scuba suit to get in there and clean it. Lmao
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Oh yea Greg. You have a scuba suit to get in there and clean it. Lmao
I have a trained octopus that does it for me. He works for squid.
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