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  1. General classifieds
    Downsizing and selling my 60 gallon 24" cube made by Advanced Acrylics in great shape except for some minor scratches that can easily be buffed out before setting up, and the following equipment: (Shipping extra) Willing to sell tank separately as well, $100 for the tank only $300 Acrylic Cube...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    The pump on my Octopus NWB-150 just stopped working. It runs for a minute and then shuts off. I've cleaned the pump and the wheel a few times but it doesnt seem to help. I think the pump's dead. Unfortunately I'm about 4 months past the 1 year warranty. Im wondering what a good...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    hello follow reefers, i just have a quick question. i'm upgrading my protein skimmer from a red sea prizm and have decided on an octopus HOB instead of a eshopp HOB, because i like the idea of the "extra" chamber where I can easily add media (carbon and/or phosphate remover). :confused: My...
  4. Reef Fish
    Hello everyone, I'm new here so bare with me :) I am setting up a 75 gallon reef. I currently have a 29 gallon with 2 ocellaris clownfish and a yellow sleeper head goby. When I upgrade I plan on having an Octopus NW150 skimmer and making the 29 gallon into a sump with refugium. Now onto the...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    Ok I just bought an Octopus 100SS with the surface skimmer. (ya'll are gonna be so proud of me! HA) Anyways...I was wondering if I can add a Hydor koralia #1 or #2 at the exit hose of the octopus? I saw a blog and a guy took the end cap of a pvc pipe to close off the exit hose on the octopus...
  6. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have my mind set on one of the Octopus skimmers for my 75 gallon (only live sand and live rock are in there now - still cycling.) I only have a Fluval 405 running now and it's working quietly and decent so far but I will upgrade to a sump in the future but not right now. I want to get a...
  7. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Well, I finally upgraded my AP24. Actually, I upgraded the day before I left for Delaware 3 weeks ago. I was going to upgrade to another member's 75 AGA setup, but my little apartment flood really bit into that budget. My parents were nice enough to get me a 55 from petco. I can't drill it...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So here is my growing Reef plan: I am planning a lagoon style biotope. I want it to look like an indo pacific lagoon but really like the red sea pseudochromis and clown fish. I think it is rather difficult to get coral from the mideast so, I will settle for indo-pac species. Corals : Kenya Tree...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    right now i have 2 75g systems and would like to plumb them both into a single sump with one skimmer. here are two that im looking @, a used euro reef rs135 and a new reef octopus-200. what one is the better deal for 225.00? i would like to upgrade one of my 75g tanks into a 150-200g tank...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    what is a good protein skimmer for a 55 gallon reef with a 20 gal sump. i'm looking for somthing that has a footprint that will fit in a 5 1/2" by 12" area. i have an etss reef devil model PS-AE01RD that wont fit in the space. i would like one that sits in my sump, not an external one. any...
  11. Reef Fish
    I am planning to get a BTA eventually and 2 false percs in hopes that the clowns will take to it and the anemone will accept them. I won't be risking an anemone until around Xmas if the tank is stable and progressing properly. My question is should I hold off on gettin clowns until then. I...
  12. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone, first time poster here. After a 4-year hiatus, I'm looking to get back into reefing again. Before, I had a 55 gallon reef tank with insufficient lighting, so I only raised a few soft corals. This time I'm looking to start a 90 gallon reef tank with LPS, SPS, and possibly even a clam...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I just purchased a CR-140 for my tank and got it all setup, however the pump is making a fairly loud noise especially compared to my Eheim pump, almost as if the impeller is misaligned or it is bouncing on the bottom of a tank. Has anything had this problem? The pump is labeled as an "Octopus"...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Like this? or, another model? If you don't like that one? Any other skimmers for a 90 gallon on DrsFosterSmith.com?
  15. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have some of Aquavitro's "Fuel" and had a question. Is this along the lines of Kent's Phytoplex & Zooplex or is it to be used as a vitamin supplement? (I've been told both and need clarification.) Also, since we're on the subject,... What additives (if any) do you use and how often?
  16. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    This is probably a newbie question, but I've never had this problem before. As some of you know, I've been having some algae issues and some brain issues in my nano. It a AP24 with a Coralife 96W PC, a Magnum HOT, and 2 Hydror Nanos. Anyhwoooo, I have a nicely manicured lawn on the right side...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    YES! I have official began my build. I am upgrading my 75 gallon. I will post some pics of the room that I am partitioning off and what the plan is. -I ordered the tank today. Will be here on Friday (I know, quick huh) -Will get a hundred pounds or so of live rock on Sat. -Bought an...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Can having too large a skimmer cause performance problems? What I mean is for example running a skimmer rated for a 300 gal tank on a 30 gal? Maybe this only makes it appear the skimmer is not performing well. When food or waste is introduced it is likely removed quickly and there is a rush of...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to begin purchasing equipment for a 180 gal in wall build and I think I know which skimmer I want. What does everyone think about the ASM G3?
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am still in need of some equiptment for my 200g FOWLR tank. i have lights now, still looking for a suitable circulation pump, a skimmer, and a UV. Thanks for your help!!
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