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Old 12-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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I am ordering a skimmer today for my mixed reef tank that I'm working on slowly I do not plan on adding corals till I have my skimmer set up and runnin and my rodi unit so I don't have to make trips to the LFS every other week but my question is what is the best skimmer for around 200 bucks I was looking at the reef octopus? Any suggestions?
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In-sump or HOB? And for how many gallons?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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If your looking for HOB (Hang On Back) then i definitely recommend reef octopus. Ive had the BH-1000 approx 2 years on my 29g mixed reef and its been a great skimmer.
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If your looking for HOB (Hang On Back) then i definitely recommend reef octopus. Ive had the BH-1000 approx 2 years on my 29g mixed reef and its been a great skimmer.
I have the same skimmer and agree. If you're looking for an in-sump, the Reef Octo NWB-series are very good, and the 150 will be what I run on my 75 gallon when it's set up, in my sump.
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Deff in sump skimmer I prob gonna go with the reef octo... Also looking at the SWC skimmers
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And it's a 75 gallon Tank along with the sump takes it to about 85-90 gallons
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Yea for $200... Reef octo NWB-150...
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-o...n-skimmer.html this is the one I ordered but my question now is how do I get it fine tuned properly and to the correct settings?
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-o...n-skimmer.html this is the one I ordered but my question now is how do I get it fine tuned properly and to the correct settings?
It's gonna just be messing around with the air intake until you find the sweet spot... It's going to need to break in too keep that in mind. There's no set amount of air that works best, it depends on water, bioload, etc... I would tune it with a very dry skim first (lot of air) and run it for a couple days, and slowly make a wetter skim, and see what is pulling out the gunk, and not clear water...
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So how to I get it tuned to pull out a wet skim or a dry skim and what is the preferred? Wet or dry skim?
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