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Old 03-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer for a 29 gal SW setup

I have a 29 gal SW tank. Live rock, live sand, a Cascade 500 canister filter, 2 Powersweep pumps, 7 crabs, 5 snails, and 2 damsels.
I want to add some coral and fish but need to upgrade my lighting (I have just a two florescent bulb hood). I'm on disability so money is extremely limited.
First things first though: I need to put on a protein skimmer. The HOT are all $150.00+. I can make an in-sump type but do I need a sump for such a small tank? If not I don't know how to make an HOT type. Anyone have any suggestions??
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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You can find cheaper skimmers at www.bigalsonline.com

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...id=3203;pcid1=
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:00 AM   #3
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thanks for the info on Big Al's. Good prices!
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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go with a Aqua C remora or a cpr bak pakIIR The ed sea prizms and Seaclones are pretty poor and i think you would not be happy with them. And remember you can save 6% on my site with coupon code AQUARIUMADVICE.
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Old 03-20-2004, 09:00 AM   #5
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Thank you for info on your www. Coupon too! I looked into the BakPakt but I have a piece of glass on top of the aquarium. The outflow on the BakPak is too big around to fit with the glass. I was looking into a turboflotor 1000. It goes in a sump. (thought if I built a sump or refugium it would increase the volume of the tank)...perhaps a better idea. Any thoughts?
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The remora may fit. If you give me the dimensions you need it to fit into i can tell you if it would work. I have the All glass glass top on a small 26 i have and the remora fits great!
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