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Old 11-16-2012, 11:54 PM   #1401
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I am also contemplating which protein skimmer to get. I just ordered my sump "eshoppes" due 11" width max to go in cabinet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #1402
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I have a 54g corner and have the eshopps psk100h skimmer and its fantastic!!! Pulls some nasty dark gunk everyday!!!! I highly recommend it!!

The corners have no room in the stand and I am happy I was able to replace the terrible skimmer I had before!

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #1403
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I have a 54g corner and have the eshopps psk100h skimmer and its fantastic!!! Pulls some nasty dark gunk everyday!!!! I highly recommend it!!

The corners have no room in the stand and I am happy I was able to replace the terrible skimmer I had before!

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So do you have the skimmer in a sump. If so, which one does it fit in? How often do you have to empty the collection cup?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #1404
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No, hob. I have the larger hob and empty the cup twice a week.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 AM   #1405
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I had the LFS build to fit, lol only bad thing is the only way in and out is the top. As far as a skimmer I went with the reef octopus in sump space saver. I love it
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:30 AM   #1406
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I had the LFS build to fit, lol only bad thing is the only way in and out is the top. As far as a skimmer I went with the reef octopus in sump space saver. I love it
Reef octopus is obe that I am considerong as well. Thanx fkr the recomendation
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:37 AM   #1407
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Sure thing love seeing and talking to other people that have these tanks, making things work can be a challenge lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #1408
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This is the skimmer I have:


Reef Octopus NWB-150 6" Protein Skimmer

The sump I have came with the set-up and its just an acrylic sump that was converted from bioballs.

In the sump I have the skimmer, return pump, heater, pump for GFO / Carbon reactor, and water. Nothing else.

It holds a whopping (4-5) gallons of water with everything in it displacing volume.

I only get about a half of a cup of crap every 2 weeks. I don't know if its because I have a low nasty level, or if its just never been dialed in correctly.

I did add a silencer to the skimmer output when I first got it, but it didn't have a negative effect.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #1409
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #1410
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I made a sump out of a 10 gallon (knocked out one of the front boards) and used a aqua C remora on the back of my 54 corner. Worked great for me, was always pulling nasty gunk out of my tank
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