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Old 07-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #291
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Yes they do. Here's their video on it (made just last week after the storms rolled through):
Surviving a Power Outage - EP 4: Testing, Monitors & Controllers - YouTube
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Yes they do. Here's their video on it (made just last week after the storms rolled through):
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Just finished your story! How is the damsel doing?! Has the tank cleared up of the little nasties yet?
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #295
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Just finished your story! How is the damsel doing?! Has the tank cleared up of the little nasties yet?
Hi Cichlid Jon!

The "survivor" blue damsel is doing good! He has a whole 30 gallon QT tank to himself. So he's happy as a clam.

About the direct tank:

My protein skimmer broke last week. The pump is shot. Ordered a new pump with a lfs and they haven't called me back that its in. So I may have to look up the manufacture and buy it on my own. Or find a more reputable lfs.

The little nasties are still around. I'm hoping they are some sort of cocopds instead of Isopods but I can't get a good picture of them. :/ but then I'd imagine that maybe my fish were ill of an other disease. I'm not taking any chances so the tank is still barren for 30 more days as of today. So I have a whole month to figure out the new stocking list of the tank if I want any after all this madness.

I guess I was due for an update of the tank but I haven't gotten around to it because I've been a little busy. So far it's doing good and well... Today ill be doing a water change for it in hopes my coral can hack it without a protein skimmer for a bit. I know i have heard of people not using a protein skimmer on smaller tanks. So it's only temporary.

Thanks for the questions! I will have to get to posting on here a little more frequently. Anyway, thanks for keeping me on my toes! I appreciate it heaps friend!
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good to hear the damsel is a tough cookie

What pump did you buy for the skimmer? There are lots of online suppliers (BRS, MarineDepot, and others) that sell pumps you can hook up to your skimmer.

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good to hear the damsel is a tough cookie

What pump did you buy for the skimmer? There are lots of online suppliers (BRS, MarineDepot, and others) that sell pumps you can hook up to your skimmer.

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I checked with the manufacture and they sell a replacement pump for $65. Problem is my lfs told me that SWC went out of business a year ago. It could be why I can't get through to the manufacture when i call. However their phone is still connected.

long story short... I may just end up buying a new skimmer. The tough part is which one. Lol. I was looking at BRS's reef octopus... It maybe a go if I can't get my lfs to get the part in. Gerrrrr
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Reef Octopus skimmers are nice

You might want to google around and see if anyone online has any pumps...
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Reef Octopus skimmers are nice

You might want to google around and see if anyone online has any pumps...
I have. eBay sold an atman 2500 pump but it doesn't look the same. So I rather order from a lfs and have them return it then losing some cash on a pump I can't use. My only hope is that this store can get it in. Problem is that it's 100 bucks to replace. But I rather be certain then sorry. Hence the extra few bucks for the pump. But for an other hundred I'm closer to buying the reef octopus. Although, I really enjoy the swc skimmer because its quiet I don't know how this transition to the reef octopus will be. I've heard great reviews of that one and the diablo one.
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I have. eBay sold an atman 2500 pump but it doesn't look the same. So I rather order from a lfs and have them return it then losing some cash on a pump I can't use. My only hope is that this store can get it in. Problem is that it's 100 bucks to replace. But I rather be certain then sorry. Hence the extra few bucks for the pump. But for an other hundred I'm closer to buying the reef octopus. Although, I really enjoy the swc skimmer because its quiet I don't know how this transition to the reef octopus will be. I've heard great reviews of that one and the diablo one.
My reef octopus HOB BH100 came with a silencer and I can hardly tell its there. I like it a lot!
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