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Old 08-21-2010, 08:39 AM   #11
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I have a 125 gallon reef. I just use LR, skimmer and a refuge. Really all you need. When I had my 55 I just used LR and a skimmer plus some PH`s to push the water around. Did that for seven yrs.
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on my 58 gallon i will have trickle filter, protein skimmer, fuge and live rock and powerheads
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I have a 125 gallon reef. I just use LR, skimmer and a refuge. Really all you need. When I had my 55 I just used LR and a skimmer plus some PH`s to push the water around. Did that for seven yrs.
What protien skimmer should i get?
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Well if you want the best then get an octopus brand. From what I hear from others they are the best. I use an excalibur skimmer. It works good for me. Also I know others that dont use a skimmer. It`s not one of those things that you have to have just nice to have and do accomplish a purpose. They are good at removing DOC`s from the tank. Frequent PWC`s would accomplish the same thing. Some good reading

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Old 08-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #15
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Go with octopus. If you can afford it, get the one with the sicce pump(800s model, I think.) It's oversized but will pull the doc's out very well. I had the 300f and it worked great, a little noisy, but worked great. Oh, and I have a 180 fowlr with a 75g sump and 2 seperate fuges, and an Octopus 12'' skimmer
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Def recommend a protein skimmer. My octopus Hob skimmer has worked great and removes a lot of nasty stuff out of the water
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