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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, anyone else with the biocube protein skimmer have trouble when replacing the airstone? You need to take the tip off the reaction chamber butI can't get this thing to budge. Any ideas?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i got 55 gal tank i posted 2 diff threads on this tank (sorry if its annoying just trying to learn) i got 65 gal coralife super skimmer thinking about changing to better one n the guy the pet store told me to get the lighting thing n help clean the water coming back in. also i need to add some...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    Hi I'm new to the saltwater side of fish keeping and although I've been researching for a couple of months now I have a question or two I would like to ask. I don't have my tank yet but it's going to be around 25-30 gallon, not the biggest I know but due to space it's as big as I can go, I've...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    I am in the process of a 40 breeder reef build. My tank is cycled and the current inhabitants include a maroon clownfish, a YWG, and sixline wrasse that had all been in a previous tank. I just ordered my new lighting system as I am currently just running two stunner strips and a single PC...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a corallife 125 skimmer and it's not producing micro bubbles. It's acting like a return pump, just pumping the water through the skimmer right back in the sump. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have had tank running since new years, i have cycled and have about 10 lbs of live rock, sand substrate, and a few fish. I am trying to figure out what kind of protein skimmer would be best...hob orobably. I have an Emperor 400 biowheel at present time
  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. Reefing Equipment
    So has anyone heard good or bad things about this Bubble Magus NAC5 Protein Skimmer? I am looking to get it and it looks like it is a good price. This is my first saltwater tank I am setting up so this is all new to me. Any advice will help. I am looking to stay under $200.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, 50gallon my protein skimmer (cpr SR2). lately my protein skimmer has not been filling up the container i recently did a water change like 9 % but the top of the water still has like a silky coat, i dont know if its because the skimmer is dirty it has like brown alge inside.i think it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am about 18 months into salt but a long time aquarium lover. I have used this site for a wealth of information and decision making. I currently have a 90 mixed reef but soon to order the 300 gallon dd system. Not all the components I would put together but can't beat the price of a package...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What would the best order for my filtration system? So far, I have my wet/dry filter with my protein skimmer in the sump, then the pump which leads to a uv sterilizer, and from there to the chiller. Does this seem ok? Is there a better order?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So my protein skimmer doesn't seem like it's producing alot of waste to me, shouldnt I have to empty it at least once a week? It's a 65g reef with 50lbs of LR and 6 fish right now, 3 chromis, 1 clown, 1 sixline 2 corals, 1 torch 1 Xenia Protein Skimmer Mac6 Magnus bubbler
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    HOW DO I USE THIS PROTEIN SKIMMER? I CANT FIGURE IT OUT ITS VERY OLD I THINK....I DONT EVEN KNOW WHO MAKES IT...PLEASE HELP!?:cry:
  14. Skimmers & other filtration
    Can anyone help me with this issue? I have an 18 gal tall and I planned on using a lees skimmer (inside) with wooden airstone attached to my ozone generator (I've got methods for venting that make it safe). Problem is that my light source (which I will not change) aqualight I think it's...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    We have a big project. My husband has decades of experience in this area, but I am pretty new at it, and I'm struggling a bit while trying to help. We have a 58 gallon tank, 36" wide. We are converting a 29 gallon perfecto tank (30" x 12" x 18") into a custom sump, so we can modify it to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what type of protein skimmers other owners of the JBJ 28g are using. Keeping in mind that mine is an open-top. Also I really don't want to modify the tank. What are my options?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hi people looking for some advice on a decent protein skimmer for a 110 gallon tank any advice would be a really good help. thanks :help:
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