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Unecessary cost aside, are there benefits in using an overpowered skimmer in a system (assuming overflo/sump etc can handle it). Specifically I'm talking about running a 1500l skimmer in a 650l system. Would it make any positive difference?

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Many advantages, firstly many skimmers are over rated by the manufacturer and many are rated on a light bio load. Infact a fairly safe calculation is to halve the rating on your skimmer, this also depends on what skimmer you are using. A skimmer rated at 1500L on a 650L system should be a safe bet.
Personally i run 2 skimmers both rated for the size of my system and seems to work for me.
 

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The nice thing with a powerful skimmer is you can always set it dryer, and have lots of headroom for future loads.
 

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Morning!
Unecessary cost aside, are there benefits in using an overpowered skimmer in a system (assuming overflo/sump etc can handle it). Specifically I'm talking about running a 1500l skimmer in a 650l system. Would it make any positive difference?

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Absolutely. An the immediate jump in redox and dissolved oxygen are enormous benefits. I run the Octypus 4 pump recirc rated at 4000 litres on a 1000litre system
 

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Another big benefit is that in the event or a problem, (dead fish/snail/coral/bird :whistling: etc) a larger skimmer will remove the resulting organic waist much faster than a smaller skimmer. Potentially saving the whole system.
 

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are you sure it still underneath you tank,remember i was there yesterday? :whistling:

chuckle chuckle. It makes music all day long. Switch it off and the silence is deafening.
Baylys the other benefit with an overated skimmer would be that you could plumb all your overflow into your skimmer.
 

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Another big benefit is that in the event or a problem, (dead fish/snail/coral/bird :whistling: etc) a larger skimmer will remove the resulting organic waist much faster than a smaller skimmer. Potentially saving the whole system.
:lol:

Interesting. Did you measure these increases?
Redox i measure continuously and dowload to pc, so yes this measurement i am sure i can find for you. (not today tho. Wife getting ticked off because i should have started dressing for function):( I was running the deltec apf600 prior to the upgrade and can remember being surprised, as i had not anticipated this bonus.. As for dissolved oxygen, i only repeat from popular literature.
 

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Very very interesting sunburst
 

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For the beneift of those that don't nkow about "that incident" - i suggest you fill us/ me /them in:whistling:

Story in Short


Mille has an AWESOME reef

he goes away for a few days

Comes home to find a dead rotting bird in his reef

Not good

Mille bounces back:thumbup:
 

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