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Old 08-28-2011, 07:21 PM   #151
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Well I already have a porcilipora that's doing well and that was with 76 watts of T5 and 96 PC
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:00 AM   #152
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purchased a hydor slim skim nano for this tank and it will here today. this will be my first skimmer and its rated to 35 gallons so I just fit under that. also I dont have a sump so the internal design is perfect. I hope it actually helps with water quality, ive heard good things
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #153
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Let us know how it works out, I;m looking at the same model for my new tank as well.
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ive heard only good things but i definitely will. Only problem is that ive never used a skimmer so i dont know what to compare it too or what to look for. how do i know if its "good". what size is your new tank carey?
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #155
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I'm working on the 20g rimless now. It was either the one you picked, a remora or a tunze. I;m still waiting for a good deal on ebay or locally but I;d love to now how much it pulls out of your water.

In my 55g which is kinda empty my remora still pulls some black liquid, just not very much since theres not anything in it but inverts, which i still feed.

In my 125g the skimmer pulls out some really thick nasty black goo water that literally smells worse than death. Once it breaks in and you get it adjusted it should be pulling out murky goo. BUT it also will only pull orgaincs from your tank so if you dont have much it won't seem to be working. lol
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:32 AM   #156
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lol okay thanks, well I will keep everyone updated
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:00 PM   #157
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You can adjust the level of the foam to produce a wet skim or a dry skim. It takes a while to get adjusted, but the resultant juice you get out of it is better in the sewer than staying in the tank! For small tanks, I would suggest a dry skim to reduce water loss, for larger tanks I use a slightly wetter skim. I think the biggest advantage is you can now feed your fish and corals more without as much worry of organic buildup.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #158
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Awesome, ill try to adjust it so its on the dry side. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:05 PM   #159
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so some of you prob saw my other thread but I did recieve the skimmer today. I have to say it is absolutely silentt which is awesome and it does skim well, It has already removed alot of yellow liquid. Now if i can get the micro bubbles to stop, id be ecstatic. I was told by carey it needs to "break-in" tho so ill give it some time
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:30 AM   #160
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many new frags and the old ones have filled out great! won an sps raffle at the new jersey reefers swap. pics later
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