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Old 01-04-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Skimming To Much?

I went to my lfs and looked at there protein skimmers. I was looking at the Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer 65 Gallon. The guy at the store said that this would actually skim to much for my 30 gallon and to get one that is only made for about 45 gallon aquariums. I have yet to find one like that. Anyways, so would the super skimmer skim to much? If so, what is a good skimmer? I have looked at the Bak-Pak 2 and they seem to be nice.

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Old 01-04-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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As long as you keep up with your water changes I don't believe you can over skim. Some people believe that you can deplete all the trace elements from the water but as long as you keep doing water changes I don't see why that should be the case. I ran a DIY 6' countercurrent skimmer in my 29 gallon for months with no ill effect. as for a good small skimmer I have a berlin airlift 60 that skims like a champ. some people say they have to adjust like crazy all the time to fine tune it but that is not the case for me I just set and forget. I run it with a whisper air pump from walmart and a limewood airstone. People like their expensive skimmers with good reason, they are very good but in my experience my $30 skimmer performs quite satisfactorily.
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ok

i'll look into that. thanks.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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Ive seen people with the CLSS 65 on 10 gallon nano's having good results.. I think youll be more then fine.. I would rather have a skimmer rated for 60 gallons then 45 on a 30 gallon tank..
I have yet to see any good data on the overskimming theroy.. and the idea has been out there long enough for there to be suffecent data if there was any.. that tells me something..
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Is the Remora Pro Hang On Skimmer a good one?
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
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scratch that.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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the skimmer you have is one of my top picks for your size tank..
best bang for your buck.. :P

and yes the Remorea Pro is a good one but its rated for a even larger tank.. :P up to 120 gallons if I remember right..

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opps.. little too quick on the draw tonight.. :P
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If you get a CPR bak-pak, make sure it has the maxi-jet pump, and NOT the Rio pump.

Otherwise you'll find yerself replacing it with the maxi-jet in a few months.
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thanks for the help.
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