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Old 07-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #11
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That filter seems to work very well. What about a good protein skimmer ? Should I get the one in the post or another one ? ( I'm an a budget)
Yeah i have heard good things about it.

For the skimmer, i honestly dont know enough about them to give some good suggestions:/ I know there are many good reef octopus skimmers, and Bak-Pack skimmers available. Hopefully someone chimes in that can help!!

Ha, oh i am always on a budget! I know the feeling!
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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That filter seems to work very well. What about a good protein skimmer ? Should I get the one in the post or another one ? ( I'm an a budget)
Never used them but for HOB folks seem to like

AquaC Remora:

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And Reef Octopus HOB:

Reef Octopus Hang-on-the-Back 1000 OCT-BH1000 - English
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:20 PM   #13
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #14
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Nice! How pumped are you now?!
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Really pump. But the sad thing is that I'm buying stuff little by little so I'm ganna have to cycle like in 2 months.
What exactly do I need to start cycling ?
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Really pump. But the sad thing is that I'm buying stuff little by little so I'm ganna have to cycle like in 2 months.
What exactly do I need to start cycling ?
Water, rock, flow, source of ammonia and patience!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:22 AM   #17
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Water, rock, flow, source of ammonia and patience!
Haha pretty much it! You can throw in some fish food or an uncooked shrimp in a net as a source of ammonia. I'd have the filter running to start breeding your BB. You don't need lights while your cycling. And yea... Lots and lots of patience.
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I haven't got the filter or the protein skimmer , so I guess I have to wait and get that.
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I haven't got the filter or the protein skimmer , so I guess I have to wait and get that.
You don't really need either to start your cycle up. A tank filled with water sand and rock with a powerhead in it is fine to start with. Remember the rock is most of your biological filtration and the skimmer is just used to get the product of the cycle out ie nitrates.
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I have a skimmer on my 54 corner bowfront. Love it!
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