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Old 10-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Protein skimmers recommendation

Know this subject keeps on going around and around but I need help!

I have a Juwel 300 (300 litre/80 gallons) and bought the Juwel skimmer. After months of trying to get rid of micro bubbles I drilled my tank and installed a small 50 litre sump. After treating for cyno, the skimmer started playing up and now I have an algeal garden instead of a fish tank. I am keeping the stock small (yellow tang, bi-coloured blenny and a blue-green chromis) with a few turbo snails and red legged hermits.

The algae has now blocked the skimmer and I am on my last legs. Whilst my readings are low I am convniced that a good skimmer will solve many of my problems.

So - with the size of my tank what is the BEST skimmer to buy - mid to upper range in price?

Thanks for the help - you will be saving my tank from a heavy hammer.

Simon
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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Blue legged hermits and get a
Lot of them, don't over feed, and a GFO reactor. Little fishes is a good one.
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Reef Octopus NWB150 6 Is a good skimmer, I run one on my tank.

I would also suggest running some GFO if your issues are as bad as you say. I have awful water and running GFO and purigen through a BRS dual reactor has solved most of my issues.
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Thanks - I was was looking at that skimmer as an option.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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I live in NZ and I can only seem to get red legs.

No worries!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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I live in NZ and I can only seem to get red legs.

No worries!
+1 reefoctopus i have pro 600 its on my 250g and is doing great job nice thick foam
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