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Old 02-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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Not sure it came with my tank but yours looks very similiar
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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btw whats the name of the protein skimmer?
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #13
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This is mine in the early stages of setup, right I also included ATO floater and temp/ph probe. My skimmer is a HOB, but I see that yours fits perfect inside, although I want to do the same but a little concern with the movement of water my ATO will be turned on/off
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #14
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Another thing I see different is u have a submerged pump ... Mine is inline a lot less heat and more room in Sump for skimmer I just ordered my upgrades today for my tank which includes a reef octopus diablo ,so I'm hoping it fits similiar to my sea clone even thou its a tadbigger
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #15
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You want as many of those balls exposed to air as possible. Unfortunately, using this to hold a skimmer will force you to keep about 10" of water in it at all times. A skimmer is not going to function properly with a constantly changing water level so i would suggest an ATO as being a mandatory component for this set up.
Those bio balls host aerobic bacteria. the more oxygen they get, the better they work. This is why water is trickled over them, constantly keeping them wet, but not submerged. hence the name -trickle filter or wet/dry.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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what type of sea clone? most of my equipment was given to me, so i went with what i got. not much room to work with, but i get by, just questions and learning....
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #17
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Good point !!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #18
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Mr x is correct about the bioballs more air exposure the better ,maineland sea clone 100 I think its junk ...as for the wet dry hybrid I been thinking of.upgrading it also to a regular refugium ...I realy don't like cleaning the bio balls
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #19
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I have the carbon pad on top then the sponge filter on bottom yes u can add a bag of carbon but if you use the carbon pad I don't see the need ..also I'm learning also so no one way to do it one thing I learned about this hobbie is everyone has there own way of doing things some work good some don't ..I like to try different things myself some have worked and others have non lol
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #20
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your absolutly right, thats why we are all here, diffrent methods, i too have had my not so good things work for me....LMAO!!!!
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