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Old 09-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #111
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I have the Octopus BH-100 coming from BRS. When I get it i'll do the best review that I can.

Ok, So i have a weird request cause i can't decide on a substrate, could everyone post a picture of their substrate and tell me what it is so i can get an idea...lol
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #112
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I didn't go with the sugar grain sand, I thought the powerheads would blow it all over. So I chose sand from a petstore that is used for both SW and FW. Of course this is the first sand I have used so I can't compare it with anything else! My snails can burrow in it without any problems, and it's smooth. No sharp points. I'm happy with it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #113
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And here's a close up of the same sand in my cycling FW. don't mind the decorations, I just put stuff in I had laying around until I decide what I'm keeping for livestock. Lol
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #114
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I happen to like my remora, gets good reviews too.

MRX HATES my remora LOL. Always gets in a jab when he can .hehe But seriously, I have had nothing but good luck with mine. It always pulled nasties and took almost 2 weeks to break in. I will say though that it can produce alot of micro bubbles so I bought the black box bubble diffuser as well. It keeps the bubbles out and also protects your fish from getting sucked into the powerheads used to run it.
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I guess everyone has their own opinions and then some have different luck with their particular units. I hope the Octopus does as well as everyone said in the reviews.
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I think the octopus will do just fine. Solid reputation and a good product line from what I hear. I would have gotten one but my budget wouldn't allow it plus I got an excellent deal on an eshopps skimmer for $100 so I couldn't get let that pass by. lol

bak pak skimmers also come pretty highly rated and reviewed as well.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #117
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Ya i got my HOB skimmer from BRS group buy so it was only 112 and is rated up to 60 gallons so it should do well on my 36 gallon.

Im so excited this week for the rest of my gear to come in. Broke in my RODI unit last night. Will finish making some water tonight and hopefully start mixing some water and get a substrate figured out...
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #118
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Just ordered a dual inline TDS meter and a pressure gauge from BRS so I don't blow up my unit and can monitor the membranes and just as a sanity check for myself.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:51 PM   #119
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Oops...and forgot, also got an API SW Master Test Kit
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:21 PM   #120
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Lol and on top of that i just had to order a dog crate for the new dog coming into the house...its 54Lx37Wx45H...hahah....not sure if i'm getting a moose or a dog...lol. It's a great dane.
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