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Old 08-28-2011, 01:08 AM   #171
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i only ask about the plumbing for the skimmer because they have poor instructions(no pictures or pop up books) and they made a point to say that its metric fittings. 3/4"=19mm but aside from that idk. i didnt even look at bubble magus because most look wayyyy outta my price range.

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Thing is that the bubble magus is an atb clone so that makes the sc150 a clone of a clone... the acrylic is thick not cheap and it uses the same atman pump as the bubble magus. I am using a 29 gallon sump for mine and have room under my sump for an ato container. And also hang my kalk stirrer and my media containers, this sump also takes care of my 36 bow that's tied in.
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Oops I meant to say I have room in my stand for my ato container not under my sump
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:16 AM   #173
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Thing is that the bubble magus is an atb clone so that makes the sc150 a clone of a clone... the acrylic is thick not cheap and it uses the same atman pump as the bubble magus. I am using a 29 gallon sump for mine and have room under my sump for an ato container. And also hang my kalk stirrer and my media containers, this sump also takes care of my 36 bow that's tied in.

glad you commented... how has it been working for you? any concerns? problems with the pump clearance? do you know if its a needle wheel? if you can't think of anything negative to say i really may get one and say screw the reef octopus. it will have to be on my next payday in two weeks. so maybe if your still up in the air, hopefully in 2 weeks from now you can give a more conclusive opinion?
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I have been trying to upload a pic, but the app keeps crashing. I have been nothing but impressed, its been working better than my deltec ever did...they have changed the design some it is a pinwheel pump, with my sump being tall I do have a little dificulty removing it for maintanance. But plenty of room for cup removal.I would recomend whichever skimm.er you decide on, do a dry fit before installing your baffles. I had to remove my refugium.
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I have been trying to upload a pic, but the app keeps crashing. I have been nothing but impressed, its been working better than my deltec ever did...they have changed the design some it is a pinwheel pump, with my sump being tall I do have a little dificulty removing it for maintanance. But plenty of room for cup removal.I would recomend whichever skimm.er you decide on, do a dry fit before installing your baffles. I had to remove my refugium.

how deep is your water in your sump and did you have to raise the skimmer off the bottom of your sump at all? i dont know a better way to ask the question, sorry.
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I have three chambers in my sump, the middle one is currently being used for this skimmer its about 8 inches deep, so no I did not have to raise my skimmer.
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What the is this thing? We came home and it was just hanging out on the sand. It is now in a glass waiting to be killed if no one can tell me if it's good or bad to have.
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Tubeworm would be my best guess
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Tubeworm would be my best guess
Is that good or bad? Also I googled tubeworm and it didn't look like this. It looks almost like a milipede with little legs
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