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Old 09-14-2011, 10:07 AM   #81
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I recommend koralia's. Have like a dozen of them lol. they have a magnetic holder on top of the suction cup thing so they never ever fall off.

They are also really quiet. Like are they on quiet. LOL
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:16 AM   #82
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Yea, coffeetwitch had recommended those to me earlier. When I was at the store picking up the tank I meant to exchange them, but I forgot...

Hopefully I'll be able to return or exchange them. If not I'll probably just swallow my losses and sell them at half price somewhere and buy the koralias.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #83
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I took carey's advice with my powerhead section. Korilias have a fantastic wide soft flow. So happy I listened to her. If you exchange them or even if you have to eat the extra cost you will love em
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:30 PM   #84
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Wow, glad to know you had the same experience as me. :P

You might want to consider keeping them though. The IMpeller is silent, it's only the PROpeller that makes noise (thus, powerhead and utility mode are silent, circulation mode is noisy). So, I use one for mixing salt and the other is on standby for a powerhead for my qt/hospital tank.

They are great pumps to have around.

I got some koralias after the noisy MJ's and the koralias are silent. Nice flow too.
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Wow, glad to know you had the same experience as me. :P

You might want to consider keeping them though. The IMpeller is silent, it's only the PROpeller that makes noise (thus, powerhead and utility mode are silent, circulation mode is noisy). So, I use one for mixing salt and the other is on standby for a powerhead for my qt/hospital tank.

They are great pumps to have around.

I got some koralias after the noisy MJ's and the koralias are silent. Nice flow too.
Hmm. Good point. I do have one extra one that I have set up with an impeller and vinyl hose for water changes, but it would probably be handy to keep a second extra around lol

I might just return/exchange/sell one of them
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Alright, some good news, and some bad news. I'll start with the bad.

My brave little blue-green chromis survived the hardship of a fish-in cycle, but has succumbed to his own devices. Although I had never heard about them being jumpers, he decided to end it all =(

Now the good news. In the wake of his demise, I realized that I needed something to keep my QT ycled. I went over to a LFS, and picked up a nice little pajama cardinal. I figured he would ultimately be a good first resident when the DT is ready: hardy, active, peaceful, easy to feed, and (relatively) cheap. Here he is! He's going to be in my QT tank for as long as it takes me to fully cycle the DT.
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sorry and cool little addition. ours hang out at the back of our dt more than anything. but cool little fish.
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I'm still a ways away from buying one (maybe a month lol), but can anyone recommend some protein skimmers I should take a look at? I intend on using an in-sump protein skimmer, but I'm open to other options if you guys think they might work better for some reason.
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i would checkout the line of octopus skimmers

Protein Skimmer, Protein Skimmers, Aquarium Marine Reef Foam Fractionators
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I've been eyeballing a few. eBay has one sc150 it's supposed to be a good cheap bubble magus cone clone. I'll get u the link if u want when I get home.

Octopus 150 needle wheel

Vertex 100or 180

Take your pick at few different online shops. Some have better prices than others.

Sorry I'm on my phone while at work and don't have the links.
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