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Old 03-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #21
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That's fine I'm not too worried about the price. I just have some other stuff that I need also so it will just be easier to order it all through there. I need a new skimmer my other one took a dump. Any good suggestions for a skimmer for a 72 bow front? It has a 20 gal long sump so room shouldn't really be an issue. I'm kind of happy the one I had died it was a hang on back and I just kept using it because it worked. I was thinking about on of the reef octopus skimmers but any input would be great. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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I like the octopus skimmers and have heard great things about the bubble magus ones as well. Then there's always the diablo 160 I believe it is, octopus skimmer that I'm eying myself. lol
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #23
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and did i do anything wrong?
Glancing through this, it appears no one answered one of your original questions so I will. Let's see, several fish were about to be flushed, you jumped through hoops to ready a home for them as best you could, from what I can tell, only one didn't make it......I would say, no, you did a whole lot right.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #24
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I like the octopus skimmers and have heard great things about the bubble magus ones as well. Then there's always the diablo 160 I believe it is, octopus skimmer that I'm eying myself. lol
I don't even know which one to eye to be honest with you. I have heard double the size of your tank is this acurate?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #25
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Yep. Thats a good rule of thumb, if you are gonna invest in a skimmer it's one of those things where the most you can afford and the largest that will fit is the key. I wouldn't ever worry about over skimming, but there can be concerns when the skimmer is crap and doesn't pull anything.
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Yeah I don't know exactly what my budget is for it but my wife usually sets it at 300 or 350 for big purchases like this so I would think I could get a pretty nice skimmer for that
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Well then I would measure the skimmer area and see what your size constraints may be. You're good on the money part now to find what will fit.
You'll even come in under budget I bet and that will make the wife happy. lol

what size is your tank again?
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Its a 72 bow front with a 20 gal long sump
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #29
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How big is your skimmer area? Thats' key. I can go search a few to give you some ideas.
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Well let's see... the refugium part of my sump is 12.5 by 18" I would like to keep some of the fuge if at all possible. I have some micro algea in there and rock and tons of pods growing for my mandarin. So id like to keep atleast half of it. I was looking at the octopus diablo 200 because I figured bigger is better and its still in my budget. All the reviews are stellar! I am open to as many ideas as you will throw my way honestly because I am still fairly new to the saltwater game
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