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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    I'm looking for some input on adding a skimmer to my 150G tank. It probably needs to be an external skimmer. I just don't have the room in my sump to add an internal one. (On a side note, why are external skimmers more expensive then internal ones? And that's before you even factor the return...
  2. Skimmers & other filtration
    Greetings I recently purchased a Terminator II skimmer WITHOUT the recirculating/venturi pump. For the few dollars invested, the fact that a pump was needed seemed insignificant. Now that I have the skimmer, (it's LARGE) I can't place it in my sump, (too cramped) and am now faced with...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    I have a tmc v2 400 skimmer that hangs on the back of my tank and the return is throw a bubble stop sponge but they are not stopping . It was working fine until I cleaned the skimmer out and changed the sponge. Is there a way to stop this from happening :mad:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new here and I'm wondering how to adjust my new protein skimmer, i just got a eshopps psk 100 and replaced my instant ocean seaclone 100. That one was adjustable by the air tube and on the one i just bought its only adjustable on the water return. it seems i don't get enough bubbles or it...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello All, Well I have had an Aquaripure for filtration for close to a year and it has never been consistent. I have decided to dump it and purchase a skimmer as most I have talked to says its a great decision... When I built my stand though, I didn't leave enough height to place a skimmer in...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    TRT, Well, I got this new Reef Octopus skimmer and the model is in the title. Well my concerns with the skimmer is that it is not meeting my expectations. Before I purchased this skimmer, I looked into insight of how good it really is. Well, I got a lot of good positive feed back. I went ahead...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    First post, here it goes. Just switched over from a 29g tank that ran for over a year, to a 40 breeder with a 20g sump. I moved about 20lbs of LR and about 10lbs of Live Sand to the new tank, and added about 30lbs of dry reefsaver rock from BulkReefSupply, and another 15 or so lbs of new Live...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone, I'm just starting out a new saltwater tank. Going to be a mixed reef tank. So far I've got a 90g display with a 55 sump. Going to get the display drilled out hopefully within the week. I've been looking at skimmers recently and was thinking of building one. Was wondering if...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I was told that I no longer needed to run my canister filter on my tank. I am going to use just the power heads for water movement, protein skimmer and live rock for cleaning tools. My question is will this be alright for a fish only 125 gallon tank? Should I keep one of the hang on bio wheel...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am putting together a 120g reef for the first time. I have been advised that a Reef Octopus 2000 would be a good match...There are diffeerent types ie internal vs external, super vs ?...would any care to share their experience and some pros and cons here. I see them priced around $450 but I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    ETSS Skimmers anyone had any experence with these skimmers or any advise on a really good skimmer
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