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Old 09-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #611
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im trying to look for a hob skimmer that is rated for 2x the system volume of my tank and sump. does that sound right carey?
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:05 PM   #612
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That sounds right. Always go bigger if you can on the skimmer. JKust make sure it will fit on your tank! I'm eying some of the hob skimmers too but their selection is mostly in sump models. :-(
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yep and external skimmers are almost an extra 100-200 bucks more than their in sump counter parts... thats just crazy to me.
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Theres so many things you'll need, what do you have already?

Depending on the prices you can get quite a bit of gear. Powerheads, test kits, heaters, carbon, GFO, lights, skimmers etc etc
I mean skimmer. I want to add lights but that isn't in the cards right now. Since I have a canister filter I was thinking a HOB Skimmer might not be a bad idea.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #615
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yep and external skimmers are almost an extra 100-200 bucks more than their in sump counter parts... thats just crazy to me.
Say what???? Guess my fish will just have to make due until I upgrade my tank.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #616
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Say what???? Guess my fish will just have to make due until I upgrade my tank.

no no

hob are ok to reasonable. i was talking something that could sit on the floor next to my sump.

Reef Octopus BH 2000 Hang on Back Protein Skimmer by CoralVue - AquaCave
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Hang on Back HOB Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers

posted the wrong link but im realy thinking about that one.
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AquaC Remora & Remora Pro Protein Skimmers

thats the link for remora
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anyone have any thoughts about a snow flake eel?
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anyone have any thoughts about a snow flake eel?
I love mine! He looks so cool and has left everything in the tank alone including inverts.
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