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Old 06-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #131
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Not as much as you would think my filter quitens it alot and I elbowed mine down to get it closer to the filter with the doors shut on my stand I hardly notice any noise
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #132
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Not as much as you would think my filter quitens it alot and I elbowed mine down to get it closer to the filter with the doors shut on my stand I hardly notice any noise
Ok. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:27 PM   #133
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I was on craigslist looking for SW stuff. This guy has a hang-on protein skimmer rated for up to 125g(?), 50lbs LR, 60lbs sand, 55g and stand plus other small stuff(hydrometer, magnafloat, etc..) for $150. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #134
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I think you should have already bought it. The live rock alone is more than that
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:44 PM   #135
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if i were you i would see if you can just buy the lr and the protein skimmer. you dont want the sand and u prob already have all the other stuff. see if you can get the lr and the skimmer for ...eh $50. that sounds pretty good compared to what he all is sellingh.
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He said he won't part it out. I still want a sump though. Doesn't the skimmer usually go in the sump. What do you guys think of the hang on skimmer?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #137
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That's A lot of money. Are those ones the best that you can get? I heard the octopus skimmer is great. I just paid off my car. So that should give me extra money for this
I am sure it can be done less expensively. Sumps can be DIY for under $100, or you can forgo them altogether. I'm pretty sure that protein skimmers are considered optional if you are doing a fish only tank. I want the flexibility to easily convert to reef next year, once I have more experience under my belt.

Overall, I opted for brands/items that had really good word of mouth rather than cheaper but less well known hardware. I'm hoping it pays off in the long run, but I very well could be burning a bundle on stuff that's no better than the no-name stuff you can get on e-bay
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #138
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Why are you using three heaters? Two powerheads will easily circulate the water if you want a heater at both ends but one heater in the center back will also work with the two powerheads.

I had the one heater in the center, a 300 watt, with two powerheads and the temp stayed consistent throughout.

Or..is that one heater for each of the three tanks?

I think this was directed at me? I am putting 1 heater in the sump, 1 in the tank, and 1 for my RO/DI mixing container.

I work long days and I live in the NE. If a heater dies, I wanna make sure I have back-up
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Can you just put 2 heaters in the sump? So you wont have to see the heater in the tank?
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #140
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Three heaters and a gas generator? Do you live in Antartica?
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