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Old 11-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #11
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That should do you pretty good
What are your thoughts on the rest of my issues?
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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This is what I'm running on my 150. But I'm using a 55 gallon I turned into a sump
Super Skimmer
model G-3000
Tank Capacity: 210-265gal
Pump: DC-2500
Pump Power: 36W, 24V
Air Intake: 900 L/hr
Chamber Diameter: 7" cone
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10"L x 7.5"W x 22.5"H
Water Level: 8" - 11"
I paid $300 for it at goaquariums.com
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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Are you able to take out your live rock. If so I would after a large water change. The aiptasia and majano would be much easier to kill off and you could also scrub all the bad algae off the rock also
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #14
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Are you able to take out your live rock. If so I would after a large water change. The aiptasia and majano would be much easier to kill off and you could also scrub all the bad algae off the rock also
I have in the past. Hate doing that cause it stresses the fish.

How do you kill the pest nems after removing the rock?

Also, what do you think about my PH situation?
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #15
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Found this - but would need a new pump -http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reef-Octopus-RPS-3000-Reef-Protein-Skimmer-Brand-new-in-the-Box-/121214942884?pt=Fish_Filters&hash=item1c38f93ea4

Thoughts? My current skimmer is already outside the sump so it's just a plumbing change and a new pump to go with this.
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IMO, that Octo skimmer you are considering is underpowered for your system (The one on the first page). I'm not sure about the recirculating model. The recirc model is nearly 100 bucks to ship and then will need a pump. Is that a feed pump, or is it less the octo 3000 pump it's supposed to come with?
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IMO, that Octo skimmer you are considering is underpowered for your system (The one on the first page). I'm not sure about the recirculating model. The recirc model is nearly 100 bucks to ship and then will need a pump. Is that a feed pump, or is it less the octo 3000 pump it's supposed to come with?
Did you see this one? http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/super-...n-skimmer.html

And I believe the recir requires a feed pump but comes with the recirculating pump.
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Yes, that skimmer is underpowered for your system. You don't want that one.
The recirc model has been discontinued. It's been replaced by this one-
Reef Octopus Super Reef 3000 External Skimmer
Bubble Magus has some potent external skimmers, but I'm having trouble finding retail vendors for them....
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Yes, that skimmer is underpowered for your system. You don't want that one. The recirc model has been discontinued. It's been replaced by this one- Reef Octopus Super Reef 3000 External Skimmer Bubble Magus has some potent external skimmers, but I'm having trouble finding retail vendors for them....
Lol I'm trying to keep the skimmer purchase under $350 if possible. I'll do some searching.

So if the RO says 180 max and you feel that's underpowered, then what's my target?
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Mine is rated for up to 265 and I have it on a 150. I'd shoot for something in that area. Mine works like a champ. But I do only have 10 smaller fish
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