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Old 01-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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There aren't many in the $150 range though,
I was thinking of the reef octopus bh 100 or even the 300 which is about 125 and 165 respectively. Thanks for the tip on the ramora. I will be sure to check it out/read about it
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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Why don't you just both? Get both so your troubles are cleared
No troubles as of yet. Im on my 3rd week of cycling. Just trying to get an idea on whats next on the "to buy/get" list

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Since you are focused on hob id assume you have a space issue?
yes. I have my shoe rack under the table where the tank is set up

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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All skimmers have a break in period and need to be dialed in correctly. Some people don't have the patience but it can be done. Out of the 4 skimmers I've had the remora hang on was the easiest, at least to me, to dial in. My eshopps pulls alot and i mean alot of gunk but took forever to get it perfectly adjusted. lol

Just get a decent quality skimmer and you'll be half way there. the cheap ones are just that, cheap, and can take forever to dial in if you even get that lucky.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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so i should stay away from the reef octopus hob skimmers??
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #15
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The octopus skimmers come highly reagarded so I dont think you can go wrong with them. They also have a skimmer called the bak pak that is also a decent skimmer.
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I use the reef octopus bh 300 and I can honestly say its the best skimmer I've owned. It's very quiet, easy to set and does a fantastic job. I love the dual collection cups, only problem is that it is a little bulky for a HOB.
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what size tank are you using it on frogmeister??
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I use it on my 60gal
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what is your stocking list like??
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #20
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Hey carey and all other vet members, Can i turn one side of my emperor 400 into a fuge?? have one side running as a filter and ther other runing as a fuge?? just taking out the filter media and replacing it with live sand and cheato

any thoughts?? this way i can technicaly have a filter, mini fuge and skimmer
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