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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a CRP BAK (single) protein skimmer that I just added to my 60 gallon tank. I made a muffler of sorts for the air line that eliminated the noise it was making but the main unit is making a loud humming sound. It sounds fairly loud and is much louder than my HOB dual-chamber filter. I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Newbie question: What's the ideal frozen food for a reef tank with possibly a few fish added to balance things out in the future? I've been trying to educate myself about reef nutrition as much as possible, but am new to this and want to start - and stay- on the right foot. What I've picked...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey Guys, Just trying to start my first big reef tank. 125 gl. I previously had a 30 gallon but with the new one, trying to put the sump in the basement. The issue(s) I am having currently is my skimmer water level changes or fluctuates and when I turn on the system/a power outage my skimmer...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am at loss at why my Vertex omega 150 will not skim dry or build a foam head at all... It will skim when tuned super wet but then overflow a day later. My bioload is medium in a 100 gallon tank, and I feed mysis, and algae clip for my tang to graze everyday. I run filter socks, and keep the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a Vertex omega 150 two weeks ago, it is now running on my 72g reef. Prior to use I ran it in a vinegar bath for a few hours then rinsed with RODI. Then followed all the break in instructions from vertex. It seems I can not get it to dry skim. and the foam head will not stay...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Question. This weekend I plan on moving my hang on tank skimmer from display down to refugium. Do I want to place it in the inflow? I made my own and do not have drip socks. Water comes in through media and drips over about 20 pounds of live rock, should I move the skimmer there...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My protein skimmer is not working, it is in the sump of my tank and the pump on the skimmer just gargles even though it is fully submersed in the sump. I dont know what to do. Is it broke or am I just missing something Thanks
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi, I am looking for any advice or experience any one had with these skimmers? The price is very low, is this the case "you get what you pay for" or is it a skimmer worth buying? The tank is 240 litres with a 90 litre sump Or would i be better of going for something more expensive? maybe a...
  9. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone, I know this idea is crazy but can you please tell me if it would work: 1) Juwel bioflow 3.0 filter (600L/H) outlet pump connected to; 2) Resun mini 200 chiller (no pump and requires >500L/H) connected to; 3) Deltec MCE300 external protein skimmer (uses its own internal pump)...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys for the last month I have been wrestling with my protein skimmer and getting it to function correctly. For exactly 1 day I got it to work perfectly where it developed a nasty brown sludge before something happened and clear water flowed into it. I think I have come close, I do have a...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hiya! I've been scouring the web looking at different skimmers, reading reviews, and asking questions, but the best advice I've ever had for any of my saltwater tank endeavors has always come from The Reef Tank forum. Please help. I have a SeaClear System II acrylic tank and I'm pretty happy...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    I got my protein skimmer from my LFS (not quite sure on the brand somewhere overseas) He is a pretty knowledgeable guy and has always offered me help so I didn't hesitate to buy from him. I installed the skimmer and it started to produce some gunk but never enough to push it into the collection...
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    HI, I have a 55g FOWLR and the tank has been running fine for a long time and the skimmer was just fine but i decided to add carbon just to clean out any impurities. After I placed the carbon in my skimmer started foaming and over flowing. I read that certain things can change the chemicals in...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So I've been reading some old random threads and seeing a lot about protein skimmers and sumps. I've had my tank up and running with fish and a few corals. Probably 50 pounds of rock or so. Tons of great growth. It's been going for about a year and a half with no issues. I do not have a protein...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with no fish except a cleaner shrimp and a small brain coral that came in on my live rock. I will add clown fish in about a month. I am just curious what is a good protein skimmer? I need a hang on skimmer because I do not have a sump. I would prefer a smaller...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a sealife systems seastorm 75 on craigslist and i was wondering if anyone has used these before and how good they are. i have it on a 37 gallon tank. its sitting in a sealife systems berlin reef sump.
  17. Nano Reefs
    hi i have a 65 litre tank with live rock and a filter that has been gathering bacteria in an already established tank. i set up the tank 4 days ago and i have notices that there is like a film at the top of the water and that there are lots of particles at the top of the water. Is this protein...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    OK, so I'm wanting to upgrade my current Marineland Protein Skimmer but I'm limited on space inside my sump and height under my cabinet. There is only 28" from the top to bottom inside the cabinet. So, until you get the skimmer up in the water column, you don't have the height to get the lid...
  19. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello everyone. I have recently moved from a 46g to a 65g tank. The 65 is heavily stocked with a 7in Porcupine Puffer along with other fish. My current bubble magus nac-3 Protein skimmer held up pretty well before but now the extra 20g is pushing it too far. I am considering a coralife 220...
  20. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Hello, I'm new here, I joined because I need some help with choosing the right type of filtration/skimmer. So I currently have a 55 gallon saltwater Fish only and live rock tank. The nitrite is at 1 and i dont remember the nitrate but it wasnt that high. I added fritz enyme 9 to the tank the...
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