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Old 10-05-2015, 08:02 AM   #31
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Although you may need a larger one for your size tank.

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Old 10-05-2015, 12:43 PM   #32
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I definitely prefer the Bubble Magus over the Coralife.....
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So, long time no see! I OFFCIALLY have the tank ordered as of today and will come in on Friday. It likely own't be delivered for approximately one to two weeks, however. Basically, I had quite a few delays over the summer which prevented me from getting it sooner, but I am so ecstatic that it's coming now! I am currently in the process of looking for equipment, dry rock, etc. The main thing I am in search of now are protein skimmers. I found a Corallife one earlier, but the consensus is that it doesn't perform too well. Any suggestions guys? What brands are your favorite?

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Old 10-05-2015, 07:27 PM   #34
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Thanks everyone for your support and suggestions!

So here is the interesting thing I forgot to mention! I am actually going to be running this tank sumpless. I know it isn't always advisable, but since this is mainly going to be a fish-only setup, I think it will be okay. With that said, I was looking up all of everyone's suggestions and came across this one. Reef Octopus Classic 2000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Skimmers, Reactors & Filtration - Bulk Reef Supply

It was one of few that I found that could be used in my size tank for "hang-on the back" purposes. BRS says they reccommend that you use it in tanks no larger than 100 gallons, however, the official website says about 132- 212 gallons if I remember correctly (you have to convert from liters). Seems like a big difference, not sure if someone made an error. I also checked Marine and Reef.com, and they said 130g-208g

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Reef Octopus Classic 2000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Skimmers, Reactors & Filtration - Bulk Reef Supply

Does this seem like a good choice for a skimmer? Unfortunately there are not many hang-ons for the 125g+ range. I was also wondering if maybe I should go with two smaller skimmers instead of two larger ones. Ideally, I would like only one skimmer, but I would be open to the possibility of two if it was necessary.

I will also be running a traditional HOB filter for items like carbon, purigen, etc.
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Thanks everyone for your support and suggestions!

So here is the interesting thing I forgot to mention! I am actually going to be running this tank sumpless. I know it isn't always advisable, but since this is mainly going to be a fish-only setup, I think it will be okay. With that said, I was looking up all of everyone's suggestions and came across this one. Reef Octopus Classic 2000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Skimmers, Reactors & Filtration - Bulk Reef Supply

It was one of few that I found that could be used in my size tank for "hang-on the back" purposes. BRS says they reccommend that you use it in tanks no larger than 100 gallons, however, the official website says about 132- 212 gallons if I remember correctly (you have to convert from liters). Seems like a big difference, not sure if someone made an error. I also checked Marine and Reef.com, and they said 130g-208g

Here are the links: Reef Octopus

Reef Octopus Classic BH-2000 Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 2000 Hang-on-the-Back Protein Skimmer - Skimmers, Reactors & Filtration - Bulk Reef Supply

Does this seem like a good choice for a skimmer? Unfortunately there are not many hang-ons for the 125g+ range. I was also wondering if maybe I should go with two smaller skimmers instead of two larger ones. Ideally, I would like only one skimmer, but I would be open to the possibility of two if it was necessary.

I will also be running a traditional HOB filter for items like carbon, purigen, etc.
Hi Redsea, in my opinion I think its an excellent choice. I have one very similar (for smaller tank though) on my 20 gallon long tank and it really does an excellent job. But like Paul suggested I would check with Mr. X before commit.

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Thanks everyone for all your help.

And hi Paul! I totally missed your comment before!
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The tank is coming Thursday! Wooohooo!
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Congrats on getting the tank redsea.

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