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Old 07-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #521
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #522
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Thanks for the links everyone. I just did a quick look and have two questions so far. How do they hang on the back as they look like the "pipes" go into the back for a drilled tank. And what am I looking for in a skimmer, ie. what do I want to make sure it does?

Until I go sump in the future (which I still plan to Carey lol-with another stand, either brand new stand from 75G or additional stand) in which I hope to still be able to use these items on other tanks that won't have sumps, how would I do a refugium? HOB kind too? I mean there's only just so much room there ya know.

I need be able to start a copepod or whatever it is that I need to supply my mandarin.

Then won't I need a calicum doser or reactor or those other things too? Where the heck do they all fit?

Test Results:
Ammonia: .25
pH: 8.2
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 160 ppm
Temp: 82
Salinity: 1.027

I'm going to do a pwc today. How much should I do?
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #523
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Yeah, I think getting a new stand or having a stand adjacent would be a nightmare for her. She's at 75g so she should be fine, she went with a fluval 405.

And we'll see which skimmer she picks out. I did the canister filter/hob skimmer with my 55g and had 0 issues with it.


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I wouldnt worry about dosing pumps and reactors and stuff yet. Unless you start going hardcore and keeping some hi end corals I think you should be ok with the normal equipment.

The pipes from the skimmer go right into your tank. There is a pump attached that sends water into the skimmer which is then pushed back out through the other pipe. It's really quite simple actually. You'll see.
The ones I linked should all have the capacity to do what you need its just a matter of space and budget. They all are excellent skimmers in my opinion. I used the remora one on my 55g and I had great sucess with it.

I can take pictures of my remora and how its setup if you like.
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Yeah, I think getting a new stand or having a stand adjacent would be a nightmare for her. She's at 75g so she should be fine, she went with a fluval 405.

And we'll see which skimmer she picks out. I did the canister filter/hob skimmer with my 55g and had 0 issues with it.
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Thanks for the links everyone. I just did a quick look and have two questions so far. How do they hang on the back as they look like the "pipes" go into the back for a drilled tank. And what am I looking for in a skimmer, ie. what do I want to make sure it does?

Until I go sump in the future (which I still plan to Carey lol-with another stand, either brand new stand from 75G or additional stand) in which I hope to still be able to use these items on other tanks that won't have sumps, how would I do a refugium? HOB kind too? I mean there's only just so much room there ya know.

I need be able to start a copepod or whatever it is that I need to supply my mandarin.

Then won't I need a calicum doser or reactor or those other things too? Where the heck do they all fit?

Test Results:
Ammonia: .25
pH: 8.2
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 160 ppm
Temp: 82
Salinity: 1.027

I'm going to do a pwc today. How much should I do?
Do a 50% and tomorrow do another
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Oh and you can use a HOB in a sump as well so you don't have to buy another in sump model.
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That's what I planned on doing wiht my remora, buying a bigger pump and putting it on my sump. But alas, I saw a great deal on a eshopps in sump skimmer so I didn't go that route. But its certainly possible.
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I wouldnt worry about dosing pumps and reactors and stuff yet. Unless you start going hardcore and keeping some hi end corals I think you should be ok with the normal equipment.

The pipes from the skimmer go right into your tank. There is a pump attached that sends water into the skimmer which is then pushed back out through the other pipe. It's really quite simple actually. You'll see.
The ones I linked should all have the capacity to do what you need its just a matter of space and budget. They all are excellent skimmers in my opinion. I used the remora one on my 55g and I had great sucess with it.

I can take pictures of my remora and how its setup if you like.
I'm planning on keeping anything I want. I don't want to be limited except due to size of my tank and compatibility issues. Yes please take a pic. Thanks


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Oh and you can use a HOB in a sump as well so you don't have to buy another in sump model.
Thanks, so if I end up with a sump, I can just take off my tank and put in in the sump?



Finally got a chance to replace my DI section with the replacement they sent and guess what? Off goes another e-mail. The parts they sent do not work. The elbows that are used to connect canister to hose are supposed to be quick connect type on both sides of elbow, and they sent quick connect on one side and threaded on the other. 1 Hose side has to be quick connect to shove the hose in. The ends of the cannister are tube also, not threaded. GRRRRRRR This friggen ro/di is a pain in the butt. I am so sick of problem after problem. Had to go buy my own connects for faucet and got one for garden hose too because they leak off the top at the connection, course that's if it will stay on, flooded bathroom when after bout 1/2 of it going it just "blew" off and water everywhere. No amount of tightening would stop so I have washcloth over faucet so it doesn't flood my sinks or I just let it spray all over the ground outside. Tried pipe dope (tape) and it slowed it down. So now waiting for answer for some fittings that I can use so I only have water leaks in one place when I use the sink. For now I have to use outside because I need a faucet adapter and haven't been able to find one locally. I don't want to order another friggen part on line and it not work either.

Sorry I vented. I hate faulty equipment/parts. I'm plug and play and that's what I try to buy. If I wanted to DIY of everything and piecemail it all together then I would but the "plug and play" I've bought ends up being piecemail. GRRRR Ok done, shut up, lol
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