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Old 02-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #1501
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The DT is only 125 & even tho I have no immediate upgrade plans I at some time will. Would like to go 300 gal or so if I can ever fit it.

As for the JNS 7 I could probably do with the JNS 5 but that appeared to be an in sump model, but I could be wrong. I'm looking for an external or external/internal skimmer.
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The DT is only 125 & even tho I have no immediate upgrade plans I at some time will. Would like to go 300 gal or so if I can ever fit it.

As for the JNS 7 I could probably do with the JNS 5 but that appeared to be an in sump model, but I could be wrong. I'm looking for an external or external/internal skimmer.
Arent those skimmers rated for 1000 + gal tanks?? Mr x's JNS 7 looks like a beast but would something like that be totally overkill on a 125?
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #1503
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Yes it's overkill. That's why I was looking at the reefpro orca 1. It's rated 100-500 gal. I want at least double rated my current tank (125 + sump+other auxiliary reactor chambers (5)) and want it for future upgrade to larger and/or addition of plumbed off DT frag tank. That puts it at min 250 gal and high end of 600-700 rating.
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Yes, it's an internal skimmer...I'm "skimming" too, so I missed the external factor. I just figured, why not go huge if you are gonna spend the money.....but this won't work here. Carry on peeps.
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With skimmers, bigger seems to be better.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #1506
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With skimmers, bigger seems to be better.
I want that as my epitaph.
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I want that as my epitaph.
You buy that skimmer for $1300 and your wife will make all the arraignments for you
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With skimmers, bigger seems to be better.
Yeah,...but there's a point of no return too,....I wish i had a system large enough where I could run Doug's JNS SK-7 (1000-1500 gal) and at a grand its prob a really good buy but running a 135 gal DT and a 45 gal sump isnt going to cut it,....Keith's skimmer seems cool but carries a tremendous price tag ,.... I'm still looking but getting closer!!
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I would buy that skimmer if I could afford it. 450 gallons total volume.....it's not unheard of to have a skimmer rated for 3 times your total volume.
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[QUOTE="mr_X;2317645"]I would buy that skimmer if I could afford it. 450 gallons total volume.....it's not unheard of to have a skimmer rated for 3 times your total volume.[/



In your setup ( cost permitting of course ) id jump on that JNS SK 7 in a second,..... Especially seeing how you have the maintenance room behind your tank to house it.
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