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Old 11/03/2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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sro6000 on 325 gallons of total water volume

i'm thinking about buying this sro 6000 SSS for my system that has 325 gallons of total water volume. yes it will be packed with sps and lps and very dirty fish (tangs , foxfaces, angels)

can some of you large tank owners either encourage or discourage my decision. i'm not thinking of changing brands. i'm trying to decide between the sro 5000 and sro 6000


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Old 11/04/2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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The SRO 5000 will be sufficient.


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Old 11/04/2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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The SRO 5000 will be sufficient.
I'm not too worried if it will be enough or not. I want to know which is better


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Old 11/04/2017, 11:17 AM   #4
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I'm not too worried if it will be enough or not. I want to know which is better
Better in what area?


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Old 11/04/2017, 11:39 AM   #5
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Better in what area?
I guess what I should say is that I have an sro3000 int skimmer on my 100 gallon and it just keeps up. And it's slammed


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Old 11/04/2017, 12:18 PM   #6
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Guess it depends on how heavy your load is going to be. I know thats obvious but that's the deciding factor. I'm not familiar with either skimmer but I hear good things about them. So I can't comment on their load capability but maybe ask a seller or coralvue for their insight. In my tank (240) I have 30+ fish including tangs and such, but for my skimmer it's a light load. Or it could definitely handle more or bigger fish at least. But not knowing better, I would think 30fish in the tank is a heavy load. That is why I suggest asking a distributor or manufacturer as well.
I am sure plenty of guys run these on big tanks so hopefully one will chime in soon.

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Old 11/04/2017, 12:27 PM   #7
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Guess it depends on how heavy your load is going to be. I know thats obvious but that's the deciding factor. I'm not familiar with either skimmer but I hear good things about them. So I can't comment on their load capability but maybe ask a seller or coralvue for their insight. In my tank (240) I have 30+ fish including tangs and such, but for my skimmer it's a light load. Or it could definitely handle more or bigger fish at least. But not knowing better, I would think 30fish in the tank is a heavy load. That is why I suggest asking a distributor or manufacturer as well.
I am sure plenty of guys run these on big tanks so hopefully one will chime in soon.

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I hope they do as well.

I'm planning on slamming it with lps and sps like my tank is now. I'm also looking at, at least 30 fish. So I'm not sure what a heavy load is to the manufacturer


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Old 11/04/2017, 12:34 PM   #8
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Many factors included in that. Type of fish, size of fish (I have seen a fair estimate is 1/2in of fish for every gallon of water) frequency of feedings to name a few.

I plan on adding 10-15 more fish to my tank too!

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Many factors included in that. Type of fish, size of fish (I have seen a fair estimate is 1/2in of fish for every gallon of water) frequency of feedings to name a few.

I plan on adding 10-15 more fish to my tank too!

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Anyone else have any input on the bigger skimmer??
I don't mind getting the bigger skimmer... If it's going to do a better job



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Old 11/05/2017, 03:02 PM   #10
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Old 11/06/2017, 06:23 AM   #11
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Bigger is better in this situation since it will allow you to add more fish to your tank. I personally think a SRO5000 was almost too small for my 220g I had several years ago. No way it works long term for your 325g.


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Bigger is better in this situation since it will allow you to add more fish to your tank. I personally think a SRO5000 was almost too small for my 220g I had several years ago. No way it works long term for your 325g.
Thank you dmorty. This is my thinking as well. I'm worried that long term my skimmer won't be able to keep up


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Thank you dmorty. This is my thinking as well. I'm worried that long term my skimmer won't be able to keep up
Typically all skimmers are over rated from what they will actually handle IMO


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