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Old 10-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #21
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is a Octopus-Premium-TS150-Protein-Skimmer any better the the NW 150?? they want to sell it to me at the same price at the NW 150
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:34 PM   #22
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can't help you with that one....it's time for ccCapt to chime in. You might even want to pm him for the answer to this one. He's got some real A-1 info on skimmers.

The only thing I can offer is not to go with the coralife skimmer.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:10 PM   #23
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Well got my Octopus-Premium-TS150-Protein-Skimmer in on Saturday. Now its on to the decsion on making my own sump or find one that is already built
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:56 PM   #24
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Okay what size heater will I need since I am going to put it in my sump and what brand?
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:03 PM   #25
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When I had the 72 up and running I had 2 150w heaters and 1 50w heater. All three were in different parts of my sump so they weren't competing with each other. Regardless of what brand you decide to do get 2 heaters. If you need 300w of heater get 2 150s and a backup of a 100. If one fails you will have another still working and you wont have a temp drop. Don't rely on a single heater to take care of the tank 2 will get the job done and not work as hard.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:52 PM   #26
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Yeah Got my tank TODAY!!!! Wasnt expecting it to be this big LOL.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:32 PM   #27
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hehehe-hopefully you have a water faucet close by or you're going to realize just how big that tank REALLY is when you have to haul the water to fill it! LOL
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is a Octopus-Premium-TS150-Protein-Skimmer any better the the NW 150?? they want to sell it to me at the same price at the NW 150
Sorry I missed you on this one. There is very little diff between those 2 skimmers. Same pump and same body diameter. The TS version was the first attempt with a bubble diffuser and funnel neck. The NW is the original and has a slightly larger neck diameter. I would say both work equally as well.

Looking forward to some pics on your progress.
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