Hey! so Ive got a 55 gallon fish only tank. I use a canister filter now but was looking to add in a protein skimmer. Any opinions on brands or models? Also are their any that sit below the tank like a canister filter does?
You can look in to the Typoon I think the company is D&D.Hey! so Ive got a 55 gallon fish only tank. I use a canister filter now but was looking to add in a protein skimmer. Any opinions on brands or models? Also are their any that sit below the tank like a canister filter does?
Overskimming is and isn't a myth. There are a few things that can happen, if your carbon dosing and using a large skimmer on a small system you can sterilize your tank and cause the corals to just sit there and not grow. I would consider this overskimming. On the other side if you use to large of a skimmer on a small system you will underskim. There won't be enough organics to create a foam head to consistently skim. In all honesty these are the only things I see happening when people say overskim. Most of the time its underskimming in reality : )First.
I've read both sides to this story: "You don't want to overskim your tank, so don't overdo the skimmer. Skimming away too good stuff" vs "Your skimmer is going to work based off your tank and what is available to skim. (bioload etc.)"
I don't think I've ever seen/read about someone running a oversized skimmer that has skimmed his tank clean. Also, no matter what skimmer I've run, it has pulled gunk. I'm on my 4th skimmer and all 4 have pulled nasty dark skimmate. Now, the size/type of skimmer has changed, but they've all been venturi/needle wheel style.
So, is over-skimming a myth? and I'm talking within reason here, I'm not going to grab my buddy's reef octo 8000 and put it on a 20g nano...
Skimmer body shapes. Straight, cone, wine bottle, what's the difference? Is it all about slowing down the bubbles or is there other reasons? Is there a dramatic difference between a skimmer (when using the same pump) running a straight body and a wine bottle body?