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mobert
02/16/2016, 06:40 PM
Which skimmer should I get for my 210 gallon tank. I have maybe 65 fishes---60 of which are clownfishes.
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w228/mliusion/DA5E19DF-A400-4266-AF67-5EDB7858750D.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/mliusion/media/DA5E19DF-A400-4266-AF67-5EDB7858750D.jpg.html)
I am considering an Emerald 39 Trigger Sump:
http://www.triggersys.com/test/emerald-specs/
It says the skimmer section is 14″ x 15.5″
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Utmost importance is quiet operation.
Thanks,
Mona

biecacka
02/16/2016, 09:04 PM
I am guessing the double cone 200 or 250 would work great for your system. The supermarin might be too big I think. I would go with the dc200 as it is a beast of a skimmer. I use it on my 240 with 30 fish and it handles it easily.
I am sure scott will chime in soon tho and give the expert advice.

Corey

mobert
02/16/2016, 09:16 PM
I am guessing the double cone 200 or 250 would work great for your system. The supermarin might be too big I think. I would go with the dc200 as it is a beast of a skimmer. I use it on my 240 with 30 fish and it handles it easily.
I am sure scott will chime in soon tho and give the expert advice.

Corey

Corey,
Thanks for the input. Do you think the DC200 would fit in a 14"x15.5" space? The footprint of the skimmer says 320mm x 400mm which translates to 12.6 x 15.75". I was hoping it might fit in at an angle.

biecacka
02/16/2016, 09:54 PM
You might be able to get the dc180. Not sure of its footprint. But it might work on the setup, and it'll have to work! Which is what we buy them for. I considered it for my setup. I'm not sure if the skimmer will fit at an angle. If you'd like, I can measure mine for you. Is it possible to ask them to make your skimmer section a tad bit bigger?

Corey

juzz.raath
02/17/2016, 04:20 AM
That is a stunning tank.

Ps. I know nothing about which skimmer. ☺

slief
02/17/2016, 08:56 AM
Beautiful tank!! I would suggest the Double Cone 200 for your setup. It would be perfect in terms of size and load. These skimmers are virtually silent so noise won't be an issue. You should be able to fit it in on an angle. Worst case, you could trim 1/4"-1/2" off the rubber/silicone tube that goes between the pump and skimmer body to reduce the foot print.

Jade5051
02/17/2016, 09:41 AM
Sooooooooooo many clowns!! [emoji3]

mobert
02/17/2016, 12:38 PM
Thanks everyone!