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Old 12-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #31
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Honestly the skimmer can go wherever it can fit. It's better to have one anywhere than to not have one at all.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #32
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No, it cannot go in the return area. This area is where you will see all evaporation. The water level will constantly be fluctuating. A skimmer will work very poorly in this situation. You need a certain depth of water for a skimmer to work with optimal efficiency.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:07 AM   #33
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Ya mr x is right, forgot about that whole evaporation issue.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #34
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Ok thank you guys a lot! I value your opinions. So we covered lights and the sump. What about controllers and probes for like salinity and ph and temp how important are those?
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You want a refractometer for salinity, and you can use a basic glass thermometer to know the temp. Probes are nice to have, but unnecessary. You can check Ph with a test kit.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #36
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Ok I was just curious becouse I deploy a lot and my lady watches after my tanks for me. If I did get some probes would I be able to monitor those online through a app or something?
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #37
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Hi I've has salt water for 20 years now. I'd be happy to help if I could. Explain to me again what you looking to do. It looks like you have everything in the sump to get things connected. I started with a 75. I've had a 135 for the last12 years but now I think I'm down siZing to a 125. I thought it was time for a new tank anyhow
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #38
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Is there any way I could hook up probes to monitor the salinity, ph, temp and monitor them from online or my phone
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #39
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And then if I have to turn off my lights or heater?
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #40
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Yes, for a premium price. If you spend enough money, you can have the tank entirely sustained and you can simply enjoy the view.
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