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Old 10-23-2014, 03:28 PM   #21
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Great news! My brother went out and found a sea clone 100 for 50 bucks! I'm gonna use that and my Aquaclear 110 Hob. But what should I use as filter media for the hob? Side not: I also bought vinegar and a new hose so I'll clean the tank this afternoon

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Old 10-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #22
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Those skimmers really don't work well. I used them back a few years ago.

I got them new for that you'll spend more time trying to get it to work right wishing you went out and got a nice one
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:59 PM   #23
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A cheap skimmer is better than no skimmer.
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True dat

think I just got used to not having to tune it very often
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #25
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Is that going to be sufficient filtration then? i really have no experience with skimmers


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Old 10-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #26
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And is it better to run a skimmer with a sump?


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Old 10-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #27
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Skimmers are for nutrient removal. Live rock is for filtration.

A skimmer is going to help keep your nitrates and to an extent your phosphates down. Other than that, it's not gonna do much. Not necessary, but it's good to have.

If I'm not mistaken, that's a HOB filter. It shouldn't make much difference whether you run it in the display or sump.
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Any vinegar should work. No downside to a sheet of acrylic on the bottom. Just rinse well.

These stomatopods are like shrimp, they don't like rapid water changes, that's why the bigger the tank the better.


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So if i run the skimmer with the HOB, How often should i be performing water changes?
And what media should i put in the HOB? I realize that the LR is the bio filtration so should i just put some filter sponges in the hob for mechanical filtration?


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Every week I would suggest 10%. Depending on the final bio load.

I like skimmers. There are few downsides to them. You might leave room in the HOB for a mesh bag of Chemipure or other nutrient binder.


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