Skimmer flow rates

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  1. jhnrb


    Mar 9, 2005
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    How many times have you hear that you should pass 1 to 1.5 times the system volume through your skimmer per hour. well here are some guidelines that may help get you close. TIME TO FILL A ONE GALLON CONTAINER = FLOW RATE.

    150gph takes approximately 24secs
    175gph takes approximately 21secs
    200gph takes approximately 18secs
    225gph takes approximately 16secs
    250gph takes approximately 14secs
    275gph takes approximately 13secs
    300gph takes approximately 12secs
    325gph takes approximately 11secs
    350gph takes approximately 10secs
    jhnrb, May 19, 2008
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