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Old 10/22/2020, 01:33 PM   #1
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tunze DC skimmer sizing?

all,

after havind dumped all my reef gear last year after 2 huge dino flagellate outbreaks, i had the opportunity to get back into this hobby again..
so, i did..

i bought a 250 ish gallon tank, and now piecing together all the equipment i need..

so i needed a skimmer, a bubbleking200 was out of my pricerange, and always had great luck with the jebao powered ati powercone's..

turns out, ATI doesnt make them anymore... so now what.. deltec and other A brands are out of my pricerange aswell,,

now i had a look at tunze, and can get them pretty affordable..
i was looking at the 9430, it has an insane rating of 900 ish gallons.. i know deltec and bubble magus are over rating their skimmers, and i will run a medium maybe medium/high bioload in the future..

so in short: is a tunze 9430 dc, well suited for a 250g tank?

thanks in advance guys, feels good to be back into this hobby again


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Old 10/22/2020, 09:47 PM   #2
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Yes, you could even use the 9415 skimmer as well.


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Old 10/25/2020, 10:53 AM   #3
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Ordered the dc 9430..

And then it got lost in the mail


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Old 10/25/2020, 07:25 PM   #4
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Ugh...


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Old 10/27/2020, 04:10 AM   #5
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Ugh...
nowhere to be found..
they cant order tunze 9430 anymore... so they will sent a deltec 2000i..

that should be fine for 230/250 gallon i think


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Old 10/27/2020, 11:00 AM   #6
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That’s good to hear. Shame about the lost Tunze. I do think that you’ll be very happy with your Deltec as they are excellent skimmers as well. I’m running a Deltec on my current tank and am quite pleased with it.


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Old 10/28/2020, 12:23 PM   #7
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I had a 1455 with the aquabee pump, loved that thing..
Ill pick it ul after work..
Deltec is a solid skimmer.. i wish they would be more honest about tank sizing.. theres no way the 1000i does 250gallons.. maybe with 2 fish. But not realistic


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