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Old 03-30-2007, 01:18 AM   #31
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hmmm...I guess it would work....I guess you are looking for Macro and pods (nutrient export) not water volume. I personally don't like those types of fuges. I like BIG...I like to increase water volume and have the other benefits. A lot of tanks are very successful with those types of HOB fuges..I'd again get rid of the bio-balls though.....Does that help? BTW...what time is it there?
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How much is that? I bet for the price you could get a hob overflow, 20g tank, pvc, return pump, and some chaeto!
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:26 AM   #33
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That is probably true Marc...but the HOB fuge is actually the best way of putting pods into the tank and still getting the nutrient export with the macro. I have a 20g fuge under my tank and love the additional water volume and spent maybe $40 with plumbing sand and macro.....
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yeah well in answer to your questions guys it is also a protein skimmer to so i think im getting best of both worlds here. at shop its 395 however i can get it direct from manufacturer for 245 including freight so thats pretty good.

and its 2:40pm here on Friday
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I can tell you right now...that skimmer wont do much
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why do you say that? there is a lfs that is pretty good has a display tank in which that is all it runs. says he has had it on there for 2 years with no problems??
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That doesnt mean the skimmer is doing anything, I know many people who run no skimmer at all with thriving tanks.
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That should then answer your statement...a tank can survive with out a skimmer..I don't recomend it but it can...I would go with a HOB fuge if you are dead set on it and get a skimmer also....that skimmer isn't going to do a lot but it is better then no skimmer at all IMO!
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hmm well im looking at a skimmer. so should i go with the seaclone skimmer at 240?
or get the refugium with skimmer at 245?
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ME personally I wouldn't buy a seaclone at all...Have you checked on Ebay for some of these items? I know shipping could be a bit high but you will save a ton of money. Most everything you can get at an LFS can be found for a lot less online!
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