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Old 09-08-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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Skimming

Is it possible to over skim ?? What i'm looking at is a Reef Octopus skimmer that can handle 135 gallons. My tank is only 40g. I'm sure it won't hurt anything.

I'm looking to replace my CPR Bak Pak 2 with a Reef Octopus BH-300F or maybe the BH-1000
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Nope. You can't over skim, but it can get to a point where the skimmer isn't very efficient because there isn't much for it to take out of the water (which is never a bad thing).
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Nope. You can't over skim, but it can get to a point where the skimmer isn't very efficient because there isn't much for it to take out of the water (which is never a bad thing).
I agree with this.
I have a 180-gallon tank and my skimmer is rated for
400gallons(heavy bio-load) to 700gallons(light bio-load), which means I can typically get away with over feeding which helps keep my fish fat and coral happy.
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I also agree. Great advice.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:41 AM   #5
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I've had the octo bh 2000 hob on my 46 gallon bowfront going on two weeks and its been pulling nasty stuff from the get go. Its rated for a 125 gallon system. This thing is a beast!!!! But it does a [moderator edit] of a job and its still breaking in. My goal was to get something big enough incase i went over on my bioload. Hope this helps.
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