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Old 09-10-2011, 09:36 AM   #1061
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me too.and yes that was the idea having a uturn at the end. that idea may be nothing more than an idea. i would like to use the whole thing as a fuge. but i think there are too many benefits by having a regular in sump skimmer vs a hob skimmer. and kio mentioned why run one this morning.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #1062
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i did do some quick math again and i will have 19"x18" for the fuge.

fuge--"t"--return----skimmer.

just like what was mentioned before. oh well cool things and ideas brought into fruition will just have to wait.

how are you feeling this morning?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #1063
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i did do some quick math again and i will have 19"x18" for the fuge.

fuge--"t"--return----skimmer.

just like what was mentioned before. oh well cool things and ideas brought into fruition will just have to wait.

how are you feeling this morning?
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Hope it stays like that. After a while u get paranoid, trying to avoid anything that may cause a headache.

I've heard of ppl not using a skimmer bc their sump was good enough to handle everything. I keep my fingers crossed i won't need one. Also depends on ur stocking eg messy fish or overstock.

I would run the sump first, see how it goes, observe ur water parameter and then decide if you need one
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #1064
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yeah? and what if i need one? hob?

lol and kio has asked every time i bring up the word skimmer why i think i need one.
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who is not running a skimmer? who is and why?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:59 AM   #1066
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how much flow would i need through just a fuge?
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I have read somewhere that dsb needs to be changed out about once a year because of the stuff they accumulate. For this reason I like a remote dsb (in a bucket). Last time I had one and dumped it out after a year, the sulfer smell was really bad. I have been wanting to set up another for some time now.
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who is not running a skimmer? who is and why?
We should start an investigation would like to know too. Bet ya ist for the reason I named earlier

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I have read somewhere that dsb needs to be changed out about once a year because of the stuff they accumulate. For this reason I like a remote dsb (in a bucket). Last time I had one and dumped it out after a year, the sulfer smell was really bad. I have been wanting to set up another for some time now.
All I know is that I need to add an inch every year bc if the depletion of sand.
That's what I mean about conflicting information about DSB... everywhere I go I get a different information. I will have sand cleaning stuff in my tank, hope that'll be enough. Will not change my sand and report back in 1-2 yrs on how it is going LOL
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #1070
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my fish died last night at 2 am. ive spent my morning waiting for the owner to come into his store and see what was up with my dead fish.

i guess i was starting to creep people out because after waiting for 45 minute and looking at all the fish there, they picked up the phone and got some info...

turned out to be a straight swap for a slightly larger one spot that they have had for a while and i have eye balled previously.

as far as my sump goes. skimmer! no more back and forth about it. better to have and not need than need and not have. everyone has been very helpful with trying to teach me. thank you all. im going to rope it off, so to speak, to accommodate a small selection of skimmer footprints. that way when the time comes i can buy the best deal and not worry about "oh poop, its not going to fit"
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