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Old 06-28-2014, 11:50 AM   #11
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I decided to go with a Seaside Aquatics CS2 Protein Skimmer rated for 250 gallons I got it used at a great deal.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #12
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I may have changed my mind on my skimmer I'm not sure yet. I was going to purchase a bubble magus curve 5 but I may end up buying a reef octopus NWB150 6" rated up to 150 gallons. Anyone have any recommendations that'd be appreciated.
Skip the NWB150. I had one on my 55 overstocked and was NEVER able to get it to skim. Company blamed it on tank size, but the overstocking should have created enough for it to skim effectively. Doing some research into these guys, the pump on them is supposed to be junk and the issues with it aren't addressed until another size up for the NWB series of skimmers.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:31 PM   #13
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I got my skimmer in today. Got it hooked up and skimming. I have it cranked open all the way right now gonna do that for about three days then set it where I want.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:16 PM   #14
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I did a DIY sump as well. Click image for larger version

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Mine is a 30 gal breeder and man was that a b*+%h to find.


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Old 07-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #15
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Theres a couple of pictures of the tank and the sump. I bought the skimmer and it was giant so I had to go with no refugium. I have just a spare return pump in there at the moment that im going to use on my frag tank. Im waiting on a quiet flow 4000 which is rated for 991gph.

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Looks good. I'm putting away pocket change for a beast return pump. Mine right now is rated for 1800+ but I'm looking at 10'+ lift. So it is only pushing 200+ at that height



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10' are you going from a badement?

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Yeah. I heard bigger tubing can help. I'm at 1"OD 3/4" ID clear tubing.


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Yea when I get my new pump im going to put a 3/4 to 1" on mine

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My cycle is about finished my trates are at .40 and my ammonia is 0 going to do a water change tomorrow then retest.

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