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Old 12-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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180g upgrade with questions

Hello! I'm upgrading my 75g reef. It's currently cycling. A question occured to me today and thought maybe the good folks here could answer it... Since this is basically a brand new tank, how will my anemones react? Ive heard they are only for mature tanks... My 75g is very mature. I'm really worried about the transfer! Here is a picture of my progress so far with temporary lighting. Still working on arranging the rocks. The sump will also be a display tank. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hello! I'm upgrading my 75g reef. It's currently cycling. A question occured to me today and thought maybe the good folks here could answer it... Since this is basically a brand new tank, how will my anemones react? Ive heard they are only for mature tanks... My 75g is very mature. I'm really worried about the transfer! Here is a picture of my progress so far with temporary lighting. Still working on arranging the rocks. The sump will also be a display tank. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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I would test the water for a week or so to make sure you don't have a spike, and then you can add whatever you want if everything goes well. What are those skimmers? A 4" octo and an aquamedic turbofloater? If so, you might want to start looking into an upgrade.
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I would test the water for a week or so to make sure you don't have a spike, and then you can add whatever you want if everything goes well. What are those skimmers? A 4" octo and an aquamedic turbofloater? If so, you might want to start looking into an upgrade.
Thanks so much Mr_X! My params are ammo .50 trite 0 trates 80 ph 8.4 so I definitly plan on waiting till it evens out a bit more. The skimmers are a reef octopus nwb200 & Red Sea Berlin. I plan on upgrading the Red Sea but planned on keeping the octopus. So do you feel after params check out the nems will be ok? They are what I'm most worried about....
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Oh and what skimmer would you reccomend adding in conjunction to the octopus?
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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reef octopus, bubble magus, vertex, SNW ( i think thats it). there are a few others that are decent skimmers, youd prob be doing yourself a favor if you sold/tossed both old skimmers in favor of a bigger single skimmer, one collection cup, one pump, one skimmer to adjust... simpler than running two of everything
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reef octopus, bubble magus, vertex, SNW ( i think thats it). there are a few others that are decent skimmers, youd prob be doing yourself a favor if you sold/tossed both old skimmers in favor of a bigger single skimmer, one collection cup, one pump, one skimmer to adjust... simpler than running two of everything
Thanks Huma-Huma! The Reef Octopus is brand new, the Berlin is quite used tho, that's why I plan the upgrade. That's kinda a bummer since I just paid $300 for that one lol

There will be 2 puffers housed in this tank ( a Porcupine in the main and a GSP in the sump) so I know I need to overskim. My original plan was a 150 with a 55g sump so that's why I purchased the reef octopus to supplement the Berlin, but instead I went with the 180g with a 99g sump.
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im not familiar with R.O. skimmers. what do they say its rated for?
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nvm. manuf. rated 250g BRS rated 160..
i dont see why that skimmer alone couldnt handle the task
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im not familiar with R.O. skimmers. what do they say its rated for?
I edited my above post if you don't mind checking that over the Octopus is rated for 250g and the Berlin 250g.
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