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Old 05-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Skimmer for a 55g that fits in a 20 long?

Any ideas? My budget is roughly 150$


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Check out eshopps psk150.
Make sure you measure how tall you can fit in stand.
ESHOPPS | PSK-150
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SCA-302 180 gallon Protein Skimmer
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thanks! And I'm gonna build my own stand, it's cheaper haha


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I have made many of my own stands.
It is really the way to go!
You can make it a little taller to fit a nice sump/wet dry underneath.
My 75g and 120g are on tall stands!
I own the PSK 150 and it is a little touchy,but not to the level of many other skimmers.
The trick is to make "witness" marks on flow control tube so you can see the adjustments you make until dialed in correctly.
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I have to remember that trick. An yup, to be able to make it taller is one reason I'm making my own, can fit more stuff in it like a decent mount for a fuge light.


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Old 05-27-2015, 02:06 PM   #6
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So isAquaMaxx WS-1 In-Sump Protein Skimmer any good for thIs size tank?
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I would stay away from it with no knowledge to share.
All based off design appearance.
Just a guess though no solid info.
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I can't find the air draw on it, but generally, I would look for a skimmer rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume. This skimmer is rated for only 30 gallons under heavy bio load (what do they assume is a heavy bio load exactly?), so I wouldn't trust it to be nearly enough for your tank.
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Ah, the website I was looking at said that it was rated for 75h under heavy use. Haha, guess that adds one more reason to do lots of research


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