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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    ok so im running a fluval HOB internal protein skimmer my question is i dont seem to be getting any skim i have the collection cup all the way down and the air wide open i got some skim the other day but not much and its very wet the skimmer has only been running for about a week so maybe its...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    So im looking to get a HOB skimmer for my 55 gallon FOWLR. The tank is in my bed room so id like the skimmer to be as quiet as possible. Ive been looking at the Reef Octopus bh90(http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-bh90-hang-on-back-protein-skimmer.html) But also have heard the Eshopps...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have an aqua c ev skimmer with a mag drive 5 and I cant tune it. I have had the skimmer for months now and it was doing fine. I rearranged my plumbing in the sump and set up my skimmer in a different location. When I got the skimmer I never tuned it and it pulled out skim like no other. Now it...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gallon mixed reef, with some shrooms, zoas, softies, sps and trumpets. 73 pounds of LR. a koralia 1400 gph powerhead. A pretty nice ATI 4 bulb t5 fixture and a reef octo bh 2000 with a slight amount of macro being grown in it. Next i have a fluval 305 running with LR and various pads...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So i have had an aqua euro protein skimmer for over a year now and dont think it has ever been running properly. I never really have much in the collection cup. It is for up to a 125 gallon tank i think, and i have it on a 55+40 gallon sump. also, i only have 4 fish in the tank so there isnt too...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey people, love the site but can't find a solution to my problem anywhere. May be there isn't one but I would really appreciate any suggestions/advice. The issue is that the surface water on my 40 gallon reef tank isn't being skimmed, just the main body water. Currently my protein skimmer...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking for a new hang on tank skimmer, i'm not happy with my tunze 9005. I had the prizm (several of them) for years and they pulled nicely but were prone to overflowing onto the floor and short life span of their pump. There arent many choices out there, and i hope to get a good one this...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting mixed views on skimming from various different people including my lfs. My lfs has recommended that i only skim at night, and other people have said to skim constantly. Not sure what to do so i thought i would see what you guys think.
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