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Old 09-15-2013, 12:28 AM   #101
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I dont know much about skimmers but the hob refugium looks like an aquaclear. Id get and aquaclear and make a diy refugium to be honest
hmm i hadn't thought about that. i'll have to go to the store so i can see the actual size of the aquaclears, because google shopping doesn't give size specifications. i will probably either get the 50 or 70 gallon filter. the 50 is 200 gph and the 70 is 300
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:02 AM   #102
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hmm i hadn't thought about that. i'll have to go to the store so i can see the actual size of the aquaclears, because google shopping doesn't give size specifications. i will probably either get the 50 or 70 gallon filter. the 50 is 200 gph and the 70 is 300
Yes. There are quite a feq diy links on a google search for "diy aquaclear refugium"
Id go with the 70. Its all simple and you shouldn't have to spend any extra money making it besides silicone. You use the filter media tray for the molding of the refugium part. I looked it up and its really neat and saves quite a bit. But if not I know for a fact there are better HOB refugiums online for sale.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #103
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You dont need a skimmer or hob or sump for a sw tank. You who are saying this need to research the basics before giving advice. Wrong advice at that. Do some research and try and answer it again. A tank can be very healthy with only LR, good circulation, and water changes.

And why are y'all arguing on another members thread about your tanks? This is someone else's build thread.
PROTEIN SKIMMER ADVANTAGE:
Protein skimmers help maintain low nitrate levels by retarding nitrate buildup. They remove organic waste before it has a chance to break down and release nitrogen compounds. The use of a protein skimmer is essential in reef aquariums where a very low nitrate level is crucial for coral health.

SECONDARY BENEFITS
The many secondary benefits of protein skimmers improve the overall health and quality of water in your marine aquarium. In addition to efficient waste removal, protein skimmers also:
Reduce phosphate to help prevent aggressive nuisance algae growth.
Remove any biological toxins released from corals, algae, or invertebrates.
Promote proper gas exchange and increase oxygen level for healthy inhabitants.
Help maintain proper pH by preventing acidic condition due to carbon dioxide buildup.
Help support a large bioload, particularly when used in conjunction with a sump.
Remove oily surface wastes to help improve light penetration in your aquarium.
Improve REDOX and reduce disease-causing organisms when used with an ozonizer.
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How about you do some research!
If you don't recommend one I think you are giving off wrong advice
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:31 AM   #105
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hmm i hadn't thought about that. i'll have to go to the store so i can see the actual size of the aquaclears, because google shopping doesn't give size specifications. i will probably either get the 50 or 70 gallon filter. the 50 is 200 gph and the 70 is 300
If your gonna do that, go with the 70, a bit more room for your plants? There's also an aquaclear 110 I think would be better?
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #106
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PROTEIN SKIMMER ADVANTAGE:
Protein skimmers help maintain low nitrate levels by retarding nitrate buildup. They remove organic waste before it has a chance to break down and release nitrogen compounds. The use of a protein skimmer is essential in reef aquariums where a very low nitrate level is crucial for coral health.

SECONDARY BENEFITS
The many secondary benefits of protein skimmers improve the overall health and quality of water in your marine aquarium. In addition to efficient waste removal, protein skimmers also:
Reduce phosphate to help prevent aggressive nuisance algae growth.
Remove any biological toxins released from corals, algae, or invertebrates.
Promote proper gas exchange and increase oxygen level for healthy inhabitants.
Help maintain proper pH by preventing acidic condition due to carbon dioxide buildup.
Help support a large bioload, particularly when used in conjunction with a sump.
Remove oily surface wastes to help improve light penetration in your aquarium.
Improve REDOX and reduce disease-causing organisms when used with an ozonizer.
Like I said. You dont need any of those for a 20g. Live rock and circulation and waterchanges is all you really NEED. All those are our benefits to reduce WCs
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In other words, live with the toxins till you do a filter or water change? Good advice
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In other words, live with the toxins till you do a filter or water change? Good advice
Omg. You dont need anything but what I stated. Check what you know and get back to me. I know exactly what im talkin about.
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Like I said. You dont need any of those for a 20g. Live rock and circulation and waterchanges is all you really NEED. All those are our benefits to reduce WCs
what about for a 40gal tank?
same rules ?
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Omg. You dont need anything but what I stated. Check what you know and get back to me. I know exactly what im talkin about.
Lol happy its on you now.
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