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Old 12/12/2007, 10:46 AM
Brent Hutchings Brent Hutchings is offline
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Skimmer turnover rate

How many times per hour should the tanks volume be run through the skimmer?
Old 12/12/2007, 11:36 AM
Blown 346 Blown 346 is offline
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This depends on how yuo want to skim and what size skimmer you have and what size pump is running it. The more the better, the more you skim the more organics/proteins you will remove. Whatever your skimmer can handle, wont hurt,
Old 12/12/2007, 12:28 PM
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Rule of thumb for a recirc skimmer is 1 to 1.5 times tank volume through the skimmer/hr.
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