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Old 01-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #1451
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Forget the Ev series...get this one-
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Mmmmm. Nice. $1000
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #1452
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Upgrading equipment is always a good thing, but as said if its not broken, why mess with it? I would start by doing a accurate measurement of phosphate. If it is below .1 then a new skimmer isn't gonna do much more. My zoas like it about .1, while my SPS likes it about .05. In my system it takes chemical filtration (purigen) to drive it much under .1 and thats with two skimmers running. You can polish the water too much. So I vary between the two limits. I think phosphate levels are the most meaningful organic level you can easily measure, so I would use that to judge the effectiveness of your current regime.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #1453
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How is it different from a normal skimmer?
In a nutshell a normal skimmer's pump spins a little wheel with pins etc which makes bubbles .. These aqua c 's and others use a much larger pump and spray a much larger volume of water thru a spray injector to make its bubbles
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I haven't used the EV series, but I have used the Remora, which utilizes the same spray technology. I didn't like that skimmer at all. Not only did it not pull skimmate, but it was so loud we had to shut it off at night. I bet you can find as many people that like the Coralife Super Skimmer 65. Can you say HOOPTY?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #1455
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I haven't used the EV series, but I have used the Remora, which utilizes the same spray technology. I didn't like that skimmer at all. Not only did it not pull skimmate, but it was so loud we had to shut it off at night. I bet you can find as many people that like the Coralife Super Skimmer 65. Can you say HOOPTY?
I hate my coralife 125 skimmer. That's why I also run a secondary much bigger one. I keep thinking of replacing the coralife with an octopus but it ain't gonna fit my sump well
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The 125 is WAY better than the 65. Imagine that!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #1457
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I'd kill for that alien eye, I'm falling in love with chalices, of course they're the most expensive thing in the market right now lol.
One of myy LFS has more in stock of the Alien Eye Mycedium Chalice:

http://www.neptuneaquatics.com/

Don't know if its listed on their site, but here's a link anyways. I saw 2 or 3 colonies there yesterday. Not sure if the ship though. If interested contact them.
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One of myy LFS has more in stock of the Alien Eye Mycedium Chalice:

http://www.neptuneaquatics.com/

Don't know if its listed on their site, but here's a link anyways. I saw 2 or 3 colonies there yesterday. Not sure if the ship though. If interested contact them.
Thanks for the update ,...I'll probably wait until summer to get another one,..I just wanna make sure these two that I already have continue to do ok before getting another
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I bought a tiny frag from what looked like an alien eye at the LFS Saturday. He wanted $170 for the whole piece, but I got a frag the size of a dime for $20. Will see how it does.
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I bought a tiny frag from what looked like an alien eye at the LFS Saturday. He wanted $170 for the whole piece, but I got a frag the size of a dime for $20. Will see how it does.
Knowing you and your setup it'll be bigger than ours in no time !!!
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