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jlfalin
12/01/2016, 03:53 PM
So I need help picking a skimmer for my system. I currently have a 475g display (390g when you subtract coast to coast overflow volume). I will also have ~100-150g sump, an 80g refugium and an 80g frag tank. Please help me pick the best RE/BK skimmer.
Thanks

slief
12/01/2016, 06:38 PM
So I need help picking a skimmer for my system. I currently have a 475g display (390g when you subtract coast to coast overflow volume). I will also have ~100-150g sump, an 80g refugium and an 80g frag tank. Please help me pick the best RE/BK skimmer.
Thanks

I'd suggest the Supermarin 250 or a Deluxe 300. The Deluxe 300 is a biggger skimmer but could handle the volume just fine. It's also more expensive and a bit overkill. I run an SM250 on my 480G display and absoltely love it. It's a set it and forget it skimmer. Set the pump to 36-38 watts, adjust the level inside the skimmer using the wedge pipe to get the line where bubbbles turn to foam up just above the collar and let it run! It's a great skimmer and extremely well built. If you have a lighter fish load, you could also go with a Supermarin 200. In my case, I've got about 60 fish in my display. Many of which are large tangs.