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Old 03/22/2018, 10:28 PM   #1
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Size of the BK Mini 160

BK Mini 160

I see 2 Different Sizes listed

Footprint:10" x 11, 1/2

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Dimension skimmer: 240 mm wide / 230 mm length / ~ 555 mm height (9.45" x 9.06" x 21.85")

Which one should I be looking at?


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Old 03/23/2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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Not sure where you are seeing the 10" x 11 1/2" but the 240x230 is correct. This document as the correct sizes with images.
https://royalexclusiv.net/images/con...bk_160_eng.pdf


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Old 03/23/2018, 09:45 AM   #3
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Ok Thanks

My total water volume is 80 for main tank and about 25 Gallons in my sump. I want the 160 but for a little be more I can go the next step up. But I would also have to buy a new sump if I wanted the next size up the 180.


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Old 03/23/2018, 10:39 AM   #4
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My total water volume is 80 for main tank and about 25 Gallons in my sump. I want the 160 but for a little be more I can go the next step up. But I would also have to buy a new sump if I wanted the next size up the 180.


A bk mini 180 would be too big for your tank. My total water volume is about 150 moderately stocked and even with that, a 180 is almost too much.


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Old 03/23/2018, 02:25 PM   #5
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A bk mini 180 would be too big for your tank. My total water volume is about 150 moderately stocked and even with that, a 180 is almost too much.


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The Mini 160 would be the better choice. The 180 would be too large and likely inconsistent unless you had a very very very heavy fish load. The mini 160 would be my first choice and suggestion for you regardless of how heavy a load you have.


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Old 03/23/2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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Thanks guys..

I'm going to order the Mini 160


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Old 03/26/2018, 01:50 AM   #7
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The Mini 160 would be the better choice. The 180 would be too large and likely inconsistent unless you had a very very very heavy fish load. The mini 160 would be my first choice and suggestion for you regardless of how heavy a load you have.
Scott would a mini 160 be too large for a light bio load on a red sea reefer 250? Specs below

Display tank water volume (L) 204 (54 gal)

In cabinet sump water volume (L) 40 (11 gal)

Sump Water height (cm) 20 (8)

Skimmer chamber (cm) 35 x 25 (13.8x9.8)


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Old 03/26/2018, 09:42 AM   #8
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Scott would a mini 160 be too large for a light bio load on a red sea reefer 250? Specs below

Display tank water volume (L) 204 (54 gal)

In cabinet sump water volume (L) 40 (11 gal)

Sump Water height (cm) 20 (8)

Skimmer chamber (cm) 35 x 25 (13.8x9.8)


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It's on the large side for that display but if you have a decent number of fish, it will be fine. It's a fairly flexible skimmer so I think you'd be OK with it.


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It's on the large side for that display but if you have a decent number of fish, it will be fine. It's a fairly flexible skimmer so I think you'd be OK with it.
Light Bio Load ....


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Old 03/26/2018, 08:47 PM   #10
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They should really make a BK 140!


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Old 03/26/2018, 10:35 PM   #11
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Light Bio Load ....
How light? How many fish do you have and what kind?


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My understanding its being tested, hurry it up you got the flow and pumps, german math


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Old 04/20/2018, 01:27 PM   #13
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I run a Mini160 on my heavily stocked SPS dominated 80 gallon. It performs like a champ. Set the water height and forget it. No tweaking this or that. Clean the volute every 4-6 months, full breakdown and cleaning including pump disassembly and bearing check every 8-12 months.
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