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Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Kharn, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Kharn

    Kharn O. vulgaris Registered

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    Hello

    I have been going through a few of the old threads/Articles to see if anyone is using or had used any of the Hurricane or Core models of protein skimmers available at reefoctopus, unfortunatly I think none have (I may be wrong). Firstly if someone has delt with these products before could you please tell me if what they say on there products is what you get "Example: 'Hurricane 2500 2X' can supposedly handle 2500Litres" ( I had read in the forums somewhere, someone stating that you should take the manufacturers Recommended Volume in litres that the skimmer can handle and Divide it by 4 for the REAL results, true/false with these product? )

    I'd just like to know so I don't go "over-kill" on the protein skimmer, currently looking at Hurricane 2500 2X or Core + Pentair 1500i (IF 'Core' IS A VIABLE OPTION). I have been through the "Which Protein Skimmer do you recommend and why?" thread but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for so I thought I'd post here and hope for the best? Lastly can you 'over filter' a Ceph tank? Like buying a Protein skimmer to Big for the Volume of water in the Tank? Once I have enough information and I am comfortable with it I will begin the setup, I just really want to make sure I am crystal clear with sizes of Skimmers etc since it is a bit Expensive.

    P.S. I have Pre-Ordered the book from Amazon online, have to wait till October or november to get it.
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Get the best you can afford. You don't have to worry about "over" filtering the tank. 3x tank volume is a good number to aim for.
     
  3. Kharn

    Kharn O. vulgaris Registered

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    :twisted: Thank you, my main worry was Over Filtering (removing GOOD bacteria) however now that I know there is no need to worry about that, I think I'll go with the bigger of the 2 skimmers.

    Thank you
     
  4. Keith

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    huh. ive never thought about over filtering. good point.
     

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