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Old 02-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #31
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Did you set up the Diablo yet?
I went to my LfS ( walked out with more than what i should of.....lol) and I walked out with a bubble magus that will fit perfect inside the wet/dry, heard good reviews, got a good price and I can get store credit if I take the seaclone back, but I was thinking on having both skimmer? Any thoughts on that, any one else can chime in please !!!!!
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Return the seaclone. You don't need that paperweight.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #33
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Lmao!!!! Mr_X what you think, made a good choice on the bubble?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #34
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They are good. I'm using one myself. What model did you get?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #35
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NAC 3.5 as you can see from earlier pics I don't have a lot of room inside my sump and or cabinet
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #36
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I would have gone a little larger on the skimmer. Generally, manufacturers rate their skimmers loosely. Every bio load and tank is different also. I would have went with something rated for over 100 gallons.
That said, I haven't tried the 3.5, and can't comment on it's efficiency.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #37
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Oh man, didn't think about that. I guess I can try to get a return and get another one....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #38
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Also as you can see if I go bigger will it fit?! I got limited space down below....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #39
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mr_X have any ideas on how go about using that drain hose?
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Well, here's the problem with the drain hose- If something happens in your tank....some kind of chemical event maybe, the skimmer will overflow into the sump. If you are using an external container to drain into, it will simply run on the floor until the sump is empty.
If you are going to use the drain hose, have it drain into something that sits over the sump, so worst case scenario, it will go right back into the tank.
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