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Old 02-28-2015, 12:20 PM   #11
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Most of us store the water we make up in either 5 gallon buckets or even brute trash cans for the larger tanks. I know right now I have 10 gallons sitting, not to include the current batch of saltwater that I mix up every week.

Oh so lots of prep involved during the week.


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Just makes it easy to do it all at Once when you can work 60 hours in a week.


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I'm not aware of any HOB skimmers rated for such a small tank that are worth the money.
I ended up buying the Rio Nano Skimmer for my 20g long. After a bunch of tweaking I'm actually quite pleased with how much skimmate it's actually producing... especially for only $30. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Just makes it easy to do it all at Once when you can work 60 hours in a week.


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Well since I've been working 60 hours a week that's good to know that I need to stay ahead of things.


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My first tank was a 30 G FOWLR. Unfortunately I only had a HOB filter and nitrates ran wayyy up. And 10% weekly water changes didn't help much. How can they when they leave 90% of the nitrates behind.
But after my nitrates climbed to over 40ppm I bought a CPR Aquafuge PS, which is basically a 5 gal HOB refugium and skimmer. I added chaeto and a light to the back and my nitrates dropped to 0. And that was without the filter as there was not enough room for the Aquafuge and a filter. I got it off ebay. Best thing I did for my 30 gal tank.


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My first tank was a 30 G FOWLR. Unfortunately I only had a HOB filter and nitrates ran wayyy up. And 10% weekly water changes didn't help much. How can they when they leave 90% of the nitrates behind.
But after my nitrates climbed to over 40ppm I bought a CPR Aquafuge PS, which is basically a 5 gal HOB refugium and skimmer. I added chaeto and a light to the back and my nitrates dropped to 0. And that was without the filter as there was not enough room for the Aquafuge and a filter. I got it off ebay. Best thing I did for my 30 gal tank.


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That's great to hear I will definitely look into one of those! Thanks for sharing.


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