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Old 10-24-2013, 03:20 AM   #41
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Oh and a digital thermometer. The canister is an eheim. I doubt I will incorporate it. It is a 2234, the skimmer is a huge reef octopus skimmer and the wet dry i belive is 25 gallons. Not sure if I will use it or not.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:38 AM   #42
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my friend DO NOT RUN that canister filter on a reef tank
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:43 AM   #43
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A canister can work on a reef tank, I did it for quite some time and my corals grew like crazy. You just have to be diligent in keeping it clean or nitrates can buildup. Looks like you got a great deal. You can use the canister to run phosphate removers or carbon, you dont have to run it like a typical filter, it can be for chemical filtration. Thats a nice skimmer by the way, looks like my nwb 110 exactly so it should be more than sufficient for your tank.
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A canister can work on a reef tank, I did it for quite some time and my corals grew like crazy. You just have to be diligent in keeping it clean or nitrates can buildup. Looks like you got a great deal. You can use the canister to run phosphate removers or carbon, you dont have to run it like a typical filter, it can be for chemical filtration. Thats a nice skimmer by the way, looks like my nwb 110 exactly so it should be more than sufficient for your tank.
x2 on this, couldn't have said it better myself, canisters are great if you clean them religiously, don't let anyone tell you what not to run ir what best for your tank. Your the only one who can make that decision, if you already have the canister use it and save some cash, plus you already have a wet dry as well so your pretty much set. The reef octopus is a great skimmer as well I was going to get one for myself before I picked up a hydor instead.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #45
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A canister can work on a reef tank, I did it for quite some time and my corals grew like crazy. You just have to be diligent in keeping it clean or nitrates can buildup. Looks like you got a great deal. You can use the canister to run phosphate removers or carbon, you dont have to run it like a typical filter, it can be for chemical filtration. Thats a nice skimmer by the way, looks like my nwb 110 exactly so it should be more than sufficient for your tank.
Well originally I just wanted the skimmer for $40 but I thought I would offer $70 for everything and he took it. I didn't plan on adding the canister filter to the tank but hey, I just might and see what kind of results I get.


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x2 on this, couldn't have said it better myself, canisters are great if you clean them religiously, don't let anyone tell you what not to run ir what best for your tank. Your the only one who can make that decision, if you already have the canister use it and save some cash, plus you already have a wet dry as well so your pretty much set. The reef octopus is a great skimmer as well I was going to get one for myself before I picked up a hydor instead.
Yeah I couldn't pass up the deal. The wet dry I'm not so sure how to use it. I was planning on building my own sump but I may try to go this route not sure yet.
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conejo this is funny!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #47
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Trying to find time and money for this at the moment I have the glass ready for the sump just need to cut it
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #49
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That's awesome
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Thank you. I'm so excited about getting it up and running but it's sure a slow process I'll be keeping this updated for sure. I'll post pictures of the sump when it's ready. Figure I can sell the wet dry.
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