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Old 01-31-2005, 10:05 AM   #11
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How about hob protein skimmers?
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:47 AM   #12
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AquaC remora HOB.
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Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:09 AM   #13
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The Bak Pak is a nice skimmer but the Remora requires alot less upkeep and maintanence and there is less working parts. It also skims better i my opinion. You can view both of them on my site if you like.

http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...1.asp?CatID=ps
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:00 PM   #14
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Captivereefs- I am looking at the site and am a bit confused. I have a 55 gal and am seeing a protein skimmer for $164. 8O Am I looking in the wrong place beacuse that seems pretty high priced for such a small tank. At the lfs they run about $60. But maybe I am just looking at the wrong thing because then I see another one for $35.

You have to remember I am new to this and am unsure about what type of skimmer to use that is within my budget and simplistic. A product number or a specific name would be a lot easier. I'm sorry for being difficult.
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:41 PM   #15
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You'll get what you pay for. I have a seaclone in my sump and I am saving up for an upgrade. I have lots of bubbles comming out of mine. I would spend the money on a deacent skimmer now (oversize it too) so you don't have to upgrade later.
People here recoment the aquac remora a lot as HOB skimmer, but there are other choices too.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:40 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone. I'll take it into consideration.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:53 PM   #17
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We purchased the Aqua C (and yes, you got the price right, it is not a cheap one) and we are very happy with it. When I was buying I was comparing the Aqua C and the BakPak. Someone told me the Aqua C is quieter and that was important to me, so that is how I made my decision. It works VERY well. We are new too and the Aqua C is very easy to use and maintain.

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Old 01-31-2005, 09:49 PM   #18
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Roger that! I got nothing but great result with the AquaC Remora. Glad I didnt buy that crap at the LFS.
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:21 PM   #19
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Buy the best skimmer you can afford.

AquaC is a dream. There may be others out there, but my powerheads make more noise than my in-sump Urchin. COmes highly recommended across all of the user forums I've been reading. Check out wetwebmedia.com forum for more info.

Not cheap, but worth the $$ as far as I'm concerned.
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Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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euro-reef 5-2 awesome stuff (i had a seaclone initially got this baby and woaw what a difference!)
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