08-22-2012, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiLeos
I wouldnt be able to get a Coralife 65g would I?
The funny thing with skimmers is that even though most have a rating on them gallon wise, there is no way to tell what they actually do. The problem is that the variable is: how many fish you have, how many corals, what type of corals and the water to live rock volume. Since all these things differ drastically tank to tank, it is important to decide how heavy you are going to stock the tank prior to purchasing the skimmer.
To answer your question: Yes, there are situations that the Coralife 65g would work well in a 46 bow tank. Stock a few fish, a few low-light corals and keep a good amount of Live Rock in the tank.
On a side note, if you go with a Venturi-style (like the Coralife) skimmer, keep in mind that the pump will be in the tank and it can be an eyesore. Google images of the Super-skimmer as a Hang-on-back unit and make sure you are ok with it. While Counter Current skimmers do not work as well as Venturi-style (although some say you can mod them to work as well, but I do not know about that...), they certainly are less obtrusive.