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Old 07-15-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Need Advice... HOB Skimmer and HOB Filter

Well, I received my HOB Octopus 100F yesterday and after playing with the setup for like 1 hour I finally got it working and is skimming yellow pee, seems to be working just fine... Now, should I keep my old HOB Biowheel Penguin Filter and have both my Octopus Skimmer and Filter working? Or should I take out the filter and just leave the Skimmer??? thank you....
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Unless you don't have any live rock, I would ditch the filter as it will just become a nitrate factory.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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First off, how long has your system been in operation?
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Well it has been. Running with the HOB filter for about 2 months now (since I started my tank)....... I have 40 lbs of LR in a 46 Bow Front
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What is your latest water readings?
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I really don't see any problem with leaving it - it's really up to you. The skimmer and Penguin biowheel do two totally different things. If properly maintained, they won't end up as a nitrate factory, and it's a handy thing to have in case you have to set up a quarantine tank quickly - just transfer over the already-seeded biowheel unit and you're good to go.
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