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Old 01/08/2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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deltec skimmer capacity stocking level ?

I am proposing to set up a new reef tank, 300 english gallons with a [30gallon refugium with a deep sand bed - 3/4 full of caulerpa ] fish will be tangs - lipstic , sailfin , yellow, regal, scopas , possibly a scribbled angel 3 dwarf angels and the rest small wrasses, blennies , gobies , clownfish etc assuming max stocking of 1" of fish to 4 gallon that is about 75" of fish [60% large - 40% small] would this be rated as normal stocking or heavy just sticking to these 2 skimmers please
a deltec AP851 rated 333 or 222 normal / heavy at £400 or AP703 rated 444 or 330 normal / heavy only its £800 . Would the system be ok with the 851 yes or no will do

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Old 01/08/2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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When in doubt always go larger imo. I'd say thats fairly on the mid to heavy side, lots of fish that get biiiig

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Old 01/08/2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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I would go larger side as Luke stated.

I would also consider getting a larger sump/refugium if you can afford the space. a 30 gallon tank isn't much room to work with at all. I've got a 29 on my 120g tank, and would have gone with a 55 if it fit in the front door to the stand, but it didn't so now I have to suffer with this tiny sump and it sucks.

It'll especially pay off if you're going to have lots of coral with that load of fish, because maybe you'll have to keep some corals in the sump at some point, or a bad fish, or something along those lines.


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Old 01/08/2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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hi there, i live just down the road to you i run a 200 gall tank [uk] and i use a deltec ap 702 superb skimmer it`s a sps system and i have quite a few fish imho get the biggest skimmer you can fit in your system you will be pleased in the long run cheers gary

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