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Old 05-17-2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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Yeah sounds like a 75 gallon would be better for me. But that means I have some more saving to do... What with the extra live rock and all. But I guess this way I'll be good to go for years to come and I won't be wanting to upgrade to a bigger tank. So if i were to get a skimmer for a 75gallon, what brand would you guys recommend for quality and price?
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:46 AM   #12
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Theres a lot of cheap protein skimmers on ebay but I'm not
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Oops.... Accidently pressed send. Anyways, I'm not sure whether they would be good quality or not. Plus the shipping is always expensive to Canada.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #14
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Oops.... Accidently pressed send. Anyways, I'm not sure whether they would be good quality or not. Plus the shipping is always expensive to Canada.
Order from jlaquatics they are in Canada
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:28 AM   #15
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Hold off on the skimmer to start off with. If you are going reef, you will need one, but while you cycle the tank you don't want to run the skimmer anyway. Just hold off until you get the tank and start to cycle. Use that time to research your equipment, like the skimmer. I personally would recommend not using a canister for a reef and go towards a sump setup. This will give you a place for your skimmer to go and the ability to put in a refugium, which will play the roll of your canister. This all gives you an easy way to tun carbon and GFO as well, though I perfer it to be run through reactors to maximize their effectiveness.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:44 PM   #16
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Skimming during the cycle does not cause any problems. Not sure why think otherwise....
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #17
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I agree, I always run my skimmer as soon as the tank gets setup. Saves time in breaking one in lol
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Skimming during the cycle does not cause any problems. Not sure why think otherwise....
+1 it doesn't do any harm but during the cycle it isn't needed but can help with algae and diatom blooms.
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I guess I have a hard time looking past the waste of electricity.
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Most skimmers run fairly small pumps which is less draw than a light bulb.
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