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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hey you guys, I was wondering how often you guys empty your skimmer collection cup, I am really looking for people that have reef ocotpus skimmers. So I have a hob bh-1000 reef octopus on my 40 gallon. I empty the collection cup probably 2 times a week, I was wondering if this is too much and if...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm fairly new to keeping fish and I was wanting to "step up" and set up a salt water 40g (with a breeder tank). I already have a 20g Long for the sump and have an octopus skimmer. My buddy is going to help me build a stand and set up the plumbing. My questions are, which power heads and what...
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    hello again i just made one of those soda bottle skimmers. how long should i wait to c stuff coming out of the top into the collection cup. i got tons of fine bubbles :) and when i look down the tube i can c lots of bubbles but they dont come up the pipe is this normal? im using one of those...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello once again everyone i am sorry to keep flooding you with threads however i felt that this one requires special attention in a separate thread. my firsat post is in regards to Purchasing A Skimmer...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi people i recently installed my new skimmer its a tmc v2 800 hob protein skimmer. I let it run in for 48 hours like it said on the intructions then i turn it up to start skimmer it was skimming great for the first 3 days and now its stopped. I moved a powerhead that was close to the bubblestop...
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    Hi all, Just started a 75g, 80lbs LR, 1.5/2" carib agg. Very small CUC (6BL Crabs, 4 Turbine snails). No fish or corals (yet)..... Slow cycle about 3-4 weeks now. Paramerters: Sal = 32/1.024 - 1.025 Temp = constant 78 Ph = 8.2 No2 = 0 No3 = 5 No3/4 = 0 (no suppliments) Already saw a rise...
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