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Old 04-07-2014, 12:24 AM   #11
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How about a Bubble Magus Nac6 (rated for 180g, I believe)? Seems like all the good deals are overkill. I've got two weeks to find something...
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:16 AM   #12
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I wouldn't go over double rating. I tried and could never get any skimming. Just not enough pull on the skimmer I think.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:11 AM   #13
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I have a 60g cube and a 20g will not fit underneath. The 20g is 24 inches long and the inside dimensions of the stand are probably about 23 inches.

I was using a 16g tall tank as a sump which is only 20 inches long and it worked ok. I had to buy a "kit" at petco to get that tank though. The other option is a premade sump that is 18 inches like this one

Amazon.com: Eshopps RS-75 Reef Sump - Up to 75 gallons - 18 in. x 10 in. x 16 in.: Pet Supplies
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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I'm looking at a BM NAC5 (rated at 80-135g) for $150 now.

I went to Home Depot and found a clear $5 Steralite container that fits underneath. I still want to see if my son's acrylic tank will fit and if so, I will just get him a 20g.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:43 PM   #15
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Hey Carey-what return pump are you using on yours?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:04 PM   #16
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My son's tank fits if I put it in from the back. It is exactly the length of the interior of the stand, it just needs to be placed going lengthwise front to back. It is 24x13x16.

For skimmers, as of this moment I have two options...a brand new Bubble Magus Nac5 for $150 or a used (8 months) SWC Xtreme 120 for $100. I know Bubble Magus is good, but I'm not familiar with SWC. Not sure the $50 extra is worth it to get new. Any thoughts on which to go with???

I'm considering a Quiet One 3000 for the return pump.
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I am using a mag 9.5 for the return pump. It worked well before I took down the setup. Iplan on using the same pump again when I put it back togehter.
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