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Old 07-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #301
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My reef octopus HOB BH100 came with a silencer and I can hardly tell its there. I like it a lot!
How is the performance? A square body would be awkward for skimming I would think. I'm looking at the BH 90 if I buy one for my nano (which I'm hoping not to do).
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How is the performance? A square body would be awkward for skimming I would think. I'm looking at the BH 90 if I buy one for my nano (which I'm hoping not to do).
It does a good job skimming, but it does produce some bubbles. I'm constantly emptying the skimmate. How big is your nano?
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It does a good job skimming, but it does produce some bubbles. I'm constantly emptying the skimmate. How big is your nano?
Its a 20.
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Its a 20.
I'm going to send you a message so I don't hijack this thread. Lol
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I don't think I'd go with an HOB reef octopus in my 100 gallon. Maybe if I had a smaller tank. At this point it's the confusion as to which one to buy. They all have different options... And my tank water in the sump isn't so high. Ahhhh the options. If the pump doesn't come in by Thursday i will have to buy a new skimmer. Sucks doing pwc twice a week. Haha. I would prefer to have the ATO instead of a new skimmer.
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I'm going to send you a message so I don't hijack this thread. Lol
Lol... Hijackers!!! It's all good. I blame Dari! just kidding guys! All good.
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Lol... Hijackers!!! It's all good. I blame Dari! just kidding guys! All good.
Yeah....sorry about that. I realized it a couple minutes after I posted.

I'll buy you a beer to make up for it
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Lol... Hijackers!!! It's all good. I blame Dari! just kidding guys! All good.
Hahah. Thanks for being understanding
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I don't think I'd go with an HOB reef octopus in my 100 gallon. Maybe if I had a smaller tank. At this point it's the confusion as to which one to buy. They all have different options... And my tank water in the sump isn't so high. Ahhhh the options. If the pump doesn't come in by Thursday i will have to buy a new skimmer. Sucks doing pwc twice a week. Haha. I would prefer to have the ATO instead of a new skimmer.
If you don't have a high water level in the sump you might want to consider the Hydor Performer line of skimmers. Mr Saltwater Tank has a review here:

7 Months With The Hydor Performer 2005 Recirculating Skimmer - YouTube

Apparently it doesn't require a specific water level in the sump.

Check craigslist for an ATO...people ditch them all the time...
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Good news!!! Protein skimmer is back from the dead!!! Problem was due by user error! I don't know what the fluff I was thinking when I turned the skimmer back on I didn't think to put all of the 92740203 pieces back in place. I treated it as an actual pump. I thought to myself..." Self, your going to pay an additional 100 bucks for a new pump and there was one screw I hadn't placed in its place." So long story short Ive been calling my self a genius all day. Not because I'm a genius or saving myself a 100 bucks but because I could have put that crap together last week and had my pump running. Ugh!!! So mad at myself right now!!!

The awesome news is given i didnt have to order the pump i was able to order a Tunze Osmolator universal Auto top off just now!!! Yay!!! No more topping off everyday! Thank god! I don't mind going to the fish store to get water. So for now the ATO was more appealing than the RO/DI.
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