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Old 07-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #41
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So I am looking at protein skimmers and like the sound of a Bubble Magnus NAC 6. Anyone have any experience with them? They seem to get great reviews and it is rated at about double my tank size(read that is a good rule of thumb to go by).

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Anyone have any other suggestions trying t keep it under 150.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #42
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I have read good things about bubble magus.

Going back to a missed question though, you can use several things to catch stuff from your intake on your sump. You can sue filter socks, filter floss, almost anything really as long as you keep up on keeping them clean. I had to remove mine as it had a ton of build up and for whatever reason can't get it to come clean. I'll be replacing it with filter floss that I used to use to hold carbon in my old freshwater tanks.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #43
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I have read good things about bubble magus.

Going back to a missed question though, you can use several things to catch stuff from your intake on your sump. You can sue filter socks, filter floss, almost anything really as long as you keep up on keeping them clean. I had to remove mine as it had a ton of build up and for whatever reason can't get it to come clean. I'll be replacing it with filter floss that I used to use to hold carbon in my old freshwater tanks.
Thank I put some filter floss between the baffles and that helped some but some of what I was seeing looked to be sand. I am readjusting my PHs and letting everything settle. The PHs kept carving out sand dunes so I should have known. I moved them down and pointed them more towards the surface.

Update on "nemo" he ate well yesterday and is flying around his empty 20 gal long! My 3 year old is completely amazed by him
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Came home from work and checked my water in the 75. Ammonia has dropped to 0 while nitrite has dropped to .25. I went ahead and dosed some more ammonia but the cycle seems to be coming to a close! Once I get some stable readings I am going to add a small cuc to the tank see how they do then move "nemo" over.

Speaking of nemo he is no longer being shy and runs to the front of the tank when I get near. I have seen no signs yet of any illness or issues with him but didn't really expect any the LFS I got him from have given me healthy FW fish for years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #45
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Sounds great! I just filled up my 75 and will get my live rock this weekend. Should be cleared up by then.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #46
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Sounds great! I just filled up my 75 and will get my live rock this weekend. Should be cleared up by then.
Congrats now the fun part of staring at an empty tank!


Ordered the Bubble Magus NAC6 yesterday should be here on Tuesday. Last piece of equipment I needed!

My cycle seems to be about done as I can't seem to keep ammonia in it(with dosing) very long. Nitrite is still high though so waiting for that to drop.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #47
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Skimmer came in yesterday and I got it hooked up. Had to look online for some help assembling since the Chinese translation to engrish wasn't great! It is now running and being broken in!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #48
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Well it's about showtime! Checked my water yesterday and ammo is at 0(been there), nitrite is around .25 and has been steadily dropping all week. Looks like I should be able to do a water change this weekend and move my clown over! The clown has had no issue in the QT and has eaten very well since day 1.

I don't have anything to compare it to but wow does this bubble magus skimmer make some bubbles! Was really easy to setup(once you get past the engrish lol) too even for someone who has never used a skimmer before. It has pulled out some gunk but still seems to be breaking in.

The baffle on my repurposed sump is breaking and my 300w heater no longer fits in it with the skimmer so looks like my 20 gal qt is going to become a 20 gallon sump next week.
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I would dose ammo one more time just to make sure it goes to 0 in 24 hours
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I would dose ammo one more time just to make sure it goes to 0 in 24 hours
Good idea I went ahead and dosed for it will see what it looks like in the morning. In the mean time I'm mixing some water for a 50% water change tomorrow my nitrates are pretty high.
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