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Old 07-14-2012, 03:00 AM   #31
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SKIMZ: Protein Skimmer - Calcium Reactor - Fluidised Reactor - Nitrate Reactor

Have a Skimz on my 450g. I'm in the process of an aggressive tank build, minimum 180g. Picked up this used Reeflo today. Agressives need a lot of water volume and skimming. Our first 3 fish here.
im not familiar with skimz or how they advertise their skimmers. what would be a good recommendation?
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #32
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I'm just going to throw this out there twitch . With all this confusion with skimmers why not skip the skimmer and start an algae scrubber?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #33
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #34
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I'm just going to throw this out there twitch . With all this confusion with skimmers why not skip the skimmer and start an algae scrubber?
i know.

ive read a ton on algae turf scrubbers. i know that they, with out a doubt, work well and can remove the need for a protein skimmer. i run an open stand now, and the stand i have built for this 90g upgrade is also open. with that said, one of the reasons is because of light that will constantly be present. aside from that, i dont have a solid argument against one.
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Ahhh makes sense I wouldn't like the light either.
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which would be better though, the 181 kone or the 161 monzter? both look amazing.

these are now my choices most looked at to least.

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I have the 251 Kone on my 450g. It's awesome !
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im not so sold on cone skimmers. the one i have is questionable which is partly why im looking for a skimmer
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I would look at the reef Octo diablos. The pumps are inside which saves room. Even though some of the sicce pumps have start up issues I pulled the parts out of my pump recently that Jason at coralvue told me and it has stopped the issue so far. They don't all use the same pump anyways .
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