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Old 07-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer?

Anybody know a good protein skimmer for a 55g at a affordable price online? And a good brand name was thinking about buying a seaclone 100 or 125
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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It depends on your budget. I ordered octopus reef nwb150 online at bulkreefsupply because I've read good reviews about it and its a decent price for a really good skimmer
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Do not buy a seaclone. Spend the extra and get a reef octopus ..... You won't be disappointed
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Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
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I don't have a sump or refug sp would a hang on the back be good or?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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Yes the reef Octo makes plenty of hang on skimmers. Try to find one rated for 2x your tank size.
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Thanks , but is a hang on the tank one not efficient as a regular one? And another thing should I just wait and buy or make a sump and refug ?
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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There are benefits to using sump but you really need to think what works out best for you. Keep in mind that setting up a sump costs more. You are looking are $200 plus the skimmer. If you wanna go sumpless HOB reef octopus is good too.
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Say if I go sump less with I still have a good thriving reef tank?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #9
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Yes do weekly water changes, good lighting,good water flow,good filtration and you will have a great reef tank. There's a lot of beautiful corals,fish and inverts choose what will work for you and you will be pleased. Just keep it fun!
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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Dan, or anybody else lol I have a fluval x2 are canister filters good or they a waste?
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