More purchases were made in the past 2-days. I finally ordered a new protein skimmer after hours upon hours of researching. I am so happy I finally made up my mind and I cant wait for this skimmer to show up next week. (slow shipping) I got the SWC 1A cone skimmer with a Laguna/Askoll pump. From the threads I read and pictures of skimmate I saw from this thing... it is a beast! SWC Xtreme Cone Protein Skimmer 250 1A SWC Xtreme Cone Skimmer 250 A [Xtreme Cone 250 1A] - $899.99 : SWC - Salt Water Connection, Protein Skimmers, Calcium Reactors, Filters & Lights
This past Sunday we had a local coral "show" put on by Reeffarmer Steve Tyree. There were tons of other vendors there too with just about every coral frag you could think of. I picked up 4-new pieces
LE Rouge Milli
LE Acropora Lovelli "Mike Paletta Turquoise"
a possible future LE which Tyree called "Skye" acro stag
and another ORA Pearlberry, because I managed to kill my last one with too much flow from the Vortech. As wide, random and wavemaker pattern of flow they put out, you still need to be carefull about direct flow. In my experience it is a coral killer with any powerhead.