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Old 02-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #1041
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The 60g tank is only 24 x24x24. lol a single mp10 should be just fine.

Also hoping to do a a lightly rockscaped tank, I want alot of open swim room, so most of the rock will be low.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #1042
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You should be fine with one. At full blast its like having (2) Koralia 750's, but like me, I'm sure you won't have your's on constant mode. It'll be on one of the wave or ecosmart programs that ramp up and down throughout the day. They do move a lot of water, and in a seemingly different way then the Koralias do.

When I was watching mine earlier, because I had stirred up some sand during the pwc, I could watch the particles movement, and watching the two different PH's were quite different.

The Koralia is like a turbine with a more directed flow, and the water immediately next to it is what goes through.

On the other hand the MP10 literally pulls water and floating particles from down near the sand bed up to the top and it like pushes out in a more spread out pattern.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #1043
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The vortech pumps create the undertow that is in the ocean it is so cool to watch how it all moves and works together
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #1044
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So, I confirmed that my Skimmer will be here tomorrow morning. As a reminder this is the one I am getting:

Reef Octopus 4

Is there anything that I need to know as far as hooking it up, setting it up?

Anything I need to do prior to that? Anything I need to purchase to accompany the skimmer?

This is my first one, so any help, helps!

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #1045
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Just that it need a good week to brake in and that's it
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #1046
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My manual said that my reef octopus takes 4-5 weeks to break in. I haven't even gotten micro bubbles yet and it's been over a week . What could I be doing wrong?
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My manual said that my reef octopus takes 4-5 weeks to break in. I haven't even gotten micro bubbles yet and it's been over a week . What could I be doing wrong?
Running it in Vinegar/water speeds the process. Maybe hook it up in a 5g bucket for a week and use your former skimmer, then after a week let your new skimmer run in fresh SW in a 5g bucket for a day or two, then add to your tank
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #1048
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Thats a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water?
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Thats a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water?
Yeah. It helps remove the oils from the pump
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I have a super reef octopus 3000 on my 200 gallon. . . It did take a few weeks to break in but once it does. It is one of the best on the market. I will give u this piece of advice, it is very finiky(sp?) The height of the skimmer in the water column is very important.
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