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  1. Reefing Equipment
    Hello TRT I just got a aqua clear aquatics skimmer with a new CAP pump for a great price. This skimmer will upgrade my small sea clone skimmer in my display tank. The skimmer is still going through his break in period but lately microbubbles have been covering my tank like crazy. I added...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, I have acquired 2 Protein Skimmers today from a fella who didn't know what they were, His Son left them and went to college and they were cleaning out attic and found these. I purchased them for $15, both of which didn't have pumps and I'm curious to see if they are worth using. I know...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    ok last week i went away for 4 days my brother watched the tank and fed as i told him to do i came back to a full blown bacteria bloom the tank was very cloudy since then ive done multiple water changes hooked up a HOB with filter floss and added a phosban reactor ive been pulling some real...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    hello i need help finding a good protein skimmer for my 30 gallon reef tank there's so many options and i cant figure out which one i should get i need someones expert advice!
  5. Reefing Equipment
    90 Oceanic Gallon Bow Front Aquarium Protein Skimmer EHEIM Professional II filter Wet Dry Filter Oceanic Chiller 1/4 hp Heater 2 Lights (Hamilton Metal Halide And CoraLife Fluorescent) tank circulation pump Mag float glass cleaner, programmable power surge protector for day/night lighting...
  6. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have recently purchased my first aquarium. It is a 75 gallon glass aquarium and already is drilled with a built in overflow tank and ready for a sump. I am at a loss when it comes to what protein skimmer I should purchase. I am pretty sure that I want a submersible one that I can just place in...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking about getting a Red Sea Berlin Airlift 90 Internal Protein Skimmer after reading excellent reviews about it. Does anyone have any input about this skimmer? Any tweaks to improve its production? Also if anyones ever had one would it be okay in a 20g long sump? Thanks in advance
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Can somebody please tell me why protein skimmers are so expensive? I just don't get it. You can look at a design of a great skimmer and DIY for half the price and probably even cheaper. Sometimes DIYs are 10x better. For example I bought a 130 dollar skimmer it was a SeaClone and it worked like...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Need a little input on whether or not to get a protein skimmer for my 10 Gallon Nano tank??? ive seen quite a few nano skimmers out there and they had good reviews but most reviews were in 20G or 30G tanks..... nobody had reviewed for a 10G..... so any input or advice would be great :) thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I want to start a new reef tank, and I want to know if I need a sump or just a protein skimmer for a 35G tank?
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    hi all i have a 30gal long reef tank and looking to put a skimmer on it my LFS suggested this the reef octopus BH100T HOB with ATO. put i can't find much on it. is it worth to have the ATO or do i just use a regular skimmer. thanks, dave
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello. I am considering building a sump for my 30G tank. The sump is going to be made of 10G aquarium, 20"Wx10"Dx12"H. So I am looking for a good skimmer with smallest possible footprint. It needs to fit into ideally 10"x10", or up to 10"x12" section, and work with 9" water depth. Can someone...
  13. Margaritaville
    So my friends and their girlfriends are always using my hot tub. I got feed up with changing the water so I just put a protein skimmer in it today. I'll let you guys know how it works if any one has a similar problem. :idea:
  14. Nano Reefs
    I've got a 10g nano, with an AC20, and I'm thinking about getting another source of filtration. I was looking into an in-tank refugium, like this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3621 I also have an idea for a homemade fuge, out of an AC110, with a clip-on light...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone Today I decide to spend a weekend in San Francisco with my family and walking by Chinatown I found a place where they sell literally any kind of marine aquarium equipment in used condition. I found absolute everything, from tanks of any size to Protein Skimers, sump tanks, even big...
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