Skimmer?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by arab NA, 20 Aug 2008.

  1. arab NA

    arab NA

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    On a 290L setup how much L/h should the skimmer put out?
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    The skimmer needs to rated for your tank size or larger, rather than it's output.
     
  4. Mtroboer

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    On a 290l system I would recommend a skimmer rated for +-340L though a skimmer rated for 600L+ would be what I would recommend!:thumbup:
     
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    Huh MtroBoer? LOL!...

    arab - This is all relative. My tank water is currently +-870 litres, and I have 2 x TS2 skimmers rated at a combined 1500 litres per hour....

    Some people have skimmers that are "rated" about 4 to 6 times their tank water volume.....

    This all also depends on what type of pump you skimmer has, and how fine the bubble production is (and how much bubble production).

    A skimmer works at it's best if the water contact time with the bubbles can be maximized......
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Aim for a skimmer that can handle double the water volume of your tank.
    eg. Tank-300l, skimmer-600l
     
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