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Old 02-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #551
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The BM 180EX? that is a great skimmer for your tank!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #552
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The BM 180EX? that is a great skimmer for your tank!
This is the one it says 180A so I'm not sure

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=110640230183
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #553
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The BM 180EX? that is a great skimmer for your tank!

Can I steal you for a sec X? LOL Sorry to hijack here but I'm stuck.
I need a skimmer for my 60g cube but am coming up empty. The magus ones I have saved on ebay are all way way too big for this tank. Plus I'm working with a 10g sump.

Any suggestions? I'm really kinda stymied on this, not sure how big is too big and if the nac3 or 3.5 is looking kinda small to me....

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Can I steal you for a sec X? LOL Sorry to hijack here but I'm stuck.
I need a skimmer for my 60g cube but am coming up empty. The magus ones I have saved on ebay are all way way too big for this tank. Plus I'm working with a 10g sump.

Any suggestions? I'm really kinda stymied on this, not sure how big is too big and if the nac3 or 3.5 is looking kinda small to me....

SORRY CAitlynn for stealing Mr X! LOL
That's quite ok! He's a wealth of knowledge and very helpful! I'm hoping that skimmer I picked is correct. I wanna order today!

Hey question for you carey. You said bulk buy the 6th correct? I'm excited to get my RODI! Should I order extra filter stuff for it or will it last long enough that I can wait? And do you know if you get a discount on stuff like the Refractometer?
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Yes, that skimmer will also work well. I am using the BM 180 EX on my system (300+ gallons) at the moment and love it.

Carey, what about the NAC6 or 7?
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Yes, that skimmer will also work well. I am using the BM 180 EX on my system (300+ gallons) at the moment and love it.

Carey, what about the NAC6 or 7?
I went with the one your using that you like. It was only 20 more on eBay. It's officially ordered!
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I was looking at the 7 but the 180ex is right around the same price I believe. I would love to have that one on my 125g. Just means i would have to dismantle the refugium to get it in the sump BUT then I could use the eshopps on the 60g.

Which would you do X? Replace the 125g skimmer and loose the fuge or just get a smaller skimmer for the 60g?

As far as ro filters you will be fine for at least 6-9 months without worrying about changing them.
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What model eshoppes is on your 125 right now?
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I was looking at the 7 but the 180ex is right around the same price I believe. I would love to have that one on my 125g. Just means i would have to dismantle the refugium to get it in the sump BUT then I could use the eshopps on the 60g.

Which would you do X? Replace the 125g skimmer and loose the fuge or just get a smaller skimmer for the 60g?

As far as ro filters you will be fine for at least 6-9 months without worrying about changing them.
Awesome! My 180ex is ordered! I'm excited! I hope it will work for you if you decide to get that one!

Do you know if they discount the power heads durring the bulk buy. I found them $5 cheaper on amazon with free shipping but if they go on sale with the bulk buy I'll get them then
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Ok so as of now my lights and protein skimmer are ordered. I have 2 LED light panels and a BM180EX protein skimmer on its way!

Now my questions! I know I posted them above but it's much nicer having them all together.

1) are power heads discounted durring bulk buy?
2) what about Refractometer?
3) which float valve do I need to buy? The adjustable or the normal
4) thermometer, which one/kind?
5) carey I have 6 months or more for filter replacements, which ones should I buy? And how often?
6) API saltwater rest kit? Is that good?
7) The salifert test kits, which ones do I need?
8) what watt heaters should I be looking for
9) do I need a heater for water changes?

I know I don't need all this now just trying to get ideas! Thanks!!!
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