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Old 03-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #31
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Anybody know if there's any group buys coming up? I have a lot of equipment to buy in the next couple months
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The glass-holes 700gph works great on a 40b with a mag 7 return. My setup used a bubble magus nac 3 (fort also uses this skimmer). I was happy with mine, and to my knowledge, he's been pleased with his as well.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #33
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The glass-holes 700gph works great on a 40b with a mag 7 return. My setup used a bubble magus nac 3 (fort also uses this skimmer). I was happy with mine, and to my knowledge, he's been pleased with his as well.
What do you think would be better, the bubble magus or reef octopus nwb110? They're both about the same price and have good reviews
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Well, I've never used an octopus... but they seem to have a very good track record. If you can get them for about the same price, I'd probably go for the octopus simply because they're more popular and probably easier to sell if you ever get out (like I did), or upgrade.
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Ok sounds like I'll go with the octopus. So far for equipment im thinking 6 bulb t5 lights (still open for suggestions), vortech mp10, reef octopus nwb 110, mag 5 or 7 return, and a good controller (also need suggestions).What size heaters should i have?
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Definitely go with a mag 7 and plumb in a ball valve above it... though you'll likely not need it. As far as fixtures go, look in to LED. reefbreeders.com has a nice dimmable unit that would allow you to keep anything you want, all for about $200. I ran fishneedit T5HO's over mine, but considered switching over to LED shortly before deciding to get out of the hobby.
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Ok mag 7 and ball valve it is. I've been looking into LEDs a little but not quite sure yet. I'll have to check that link out. Thanks!
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I looked at that site and the only dimmable one i found for a 40 was over $400
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The glass-holes 700gph works great on a 40b with a mag 7 return. My setup used a bubble magus nac 3 (fort also uses this skimmer). I was happy with mine, and to my knowledge, he's been pleased with his as well.
Would the 1500 be okay on a 90 gallon long with a quite one 1657 or something like that for the return? Or would a 3000 from glass holes and a mag 18 be a better option ? Im about to drill my 90 first time drilling. Sorry to steal the spotlight but drookie seems to have some knowledge im looking for. Pm me if possible! Thanks!
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Would the 1500 be okay on a 90 gallon long with a quite one 1657 or something like that for the return? Or would a 3000 from glass holes and a mag 18 be a better option ? Im about to drill my 90 first time drilling. Sorry to steal the spotlight but drookie seems to have some knowledge im looking for. Pm me if possible! Thanks!
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