Interesting Read on Skimmers....

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  1. lIghty

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    rahh man, this dude has really bin through his share of skimmers, he must be loaded! :), definitely learnt somthing, thanks for sharing dude:thumbup:
     
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    Very cool read

    Now I know why my skimmer some times has no foam - I would say mine is currently foaming 50% of the time
     
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    Now this part is interesting

    and he continues to recommend
    So that is 500L/h for 378L. For a summary, on a
    500L 661-793 L/h skimmer
    1000L 1322-1587 L/h skimmer
    2000L 2645-3174L/h skimmer

    So that is a skimmer between 130 and 160% bigger than your tank. So to err a bit on the higher side, is to use a skimmer rated at 1 and a half times your system (total water volume)
     
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    I stand to be corrected, but he's not refering to the skimmer rating, but the pump rating, hence he says L/h. EG: like you said, 500L = 661-793 L/h.

    but I could be wrong?
     
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    Yip you could & would be wrong. my old Yebo skimmers pump is rated at 2000 L/H no way it will skim a 1200Lt system
     
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    Yes there is a difference as to the pump rating and the skimmer rating. Especially on skimmers with a dedicated circulation pump and seperate feeder pump.
    Like my AquaMedic Shorty. It got a OCEAN RUNNER 3500 rated at 3400L/h plus it need a feeder pump of between 2-4000L/h
    But skimmer is rated for up to 1500L systems
    So yes I should not say l/h skimmer but L rated skimmer.

    But it still comes down to skimmer rated at 1.5 times of your system.
     
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    Interesting read, thanks.
     
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    Fantastic read lTghty, thx
     
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    Very informative, thanks for the link
     
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    Cool read. And it looks like it is 1.5 x system volume. I like that, now I don't have to upgrade anymore :1:
     
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