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Old 06-14-2015, 08:52 AM   #391
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Nice skim. I'm jealous, I don't get anything like that.
Don't be jealous Sniper, Its 2 weeks worth. I forgot to clean it out last week.😦

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Old 06-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #392
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Don't be too jealous. she has a HOB skimmer and is pulling directly from the tank, yours is in the sump.
I noticed a huge difference in the type and amount of skimmate produced when I had mine pulling directly from the tank. Now that it pulls from the sump it isn't as dark and nasty. Plus given the recent bouts with algae, I'm sure a lot of that nastiness is free floating algae cells and diatoms.
Actually its a Reef Octopus in sump skimmer. PB Your thinking about my tank at work that has a HOB skimmer. Sometimes I forget to clean the cups out every week. Will it hurt anything if you miss a cleaning?

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Old 06-14-2015, 03:39 PM   #393
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I will start bringing home some corals from work this week. Our office is moving in September so I would like to have my 20 and 29 gallon tanks moved out of my office by then and brought home. I will just leave my 8 gallon nano in the office.

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Old 06-14-2015, 06:30 PM   #394
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Actually its a Reef Octopus in sump skimmer. PB Your thinking about my tank at work that has a HOB skimmer. Sometimes I forget to clean the cups out every week. Will it hurt anything if you miss a cleaning?

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That reef octopus looks to be working out nicely for you! So glad to see this tank with some corals in it! Skimmers work alot better the cleaner they are. Me personally, would not go 2 weeks. I would say after that about of skimmate in the cup, it's probably not pulling half of what it could of it was clean. I've been considering a reef octopus skimmer for a while now. This helps with my decision a little more.
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That reef octopus looks to be working out nicely for you! So glad to see this tank with some corals in it! Skimmers work alot better the cleaner they are. Me personally, would not go 2 weeks. I would say after that about of skimmate in the cup, it's probably not pulling half of what it could of it was clean. I've been considering a reef octopus skimmer for a while now. This helps with my decision a little more.
I've been very happy with it so far. It was recommended to me for my 20 gallon long at work but it would not fit in my 10 gallon sump. I'm glad I held on to it for this tank.

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I will be starting my ZOA garden today. Soooooo excited!🙆

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I have some ZOA's,that I took out of my 8 gallon nano at work. A,couple if the ZOA's grew onto the rack. How do I get them off the rack?😦

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Her are some pictures of the corals I brought home today. I have them sitting on the bottom for now. Except for the frag rack. I brought the frag rack home because there were ZOA polyps growing on the rack.


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Oops hit send button by mistake.

My fire shrimp peeking up from the back. And a picture if my coral banded shrimp.

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I will upload some more pics when I get everything in place on the rocks.

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