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Old 12-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #11
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Oh yeah that's the catch they don't have a return policy that really lead me to believe they know something.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:13 AM   #12
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I'd go for a skimmer in that size tank being as you will stock it with a good amount of fish producing organic waste that the filter cant remove.

Sorry to hear about your fish but believe it or not thats kinda standard practice for catching fish in several locations around the world.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #13
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Ok I'm going to purchase one this weekend thx guys!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #14
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id look into not only buying a protein skimmer (look for one rated somewhere between 180g-220g) but also adding another 60-75lbs of rock and also swapping out the canister for either a refugium or sump. (wet/dry or trickle may not be the best option) the fx5 is a GREAT canister filter and can handle a ton of water, but in a 120g sw tank its prob going to pushing it towards its limits, especially when you are fully stocked. thats another aspect as well. with your current setup, IMO you will max out alot quicker in terms of # of fish, as opposed to buying a decent skimmer and upgrading filtration
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #15
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Every skimmer I see are up to 125 gall that are over the back ones. I really need that kind for now until I buy another tank and that won't be no time soon.
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id look into not only buying a protein skimmer (look for one rated somewhere between 180g-220g) but also adding another 60-75lbs of rock and also swapping out the canister for either a refugium or sump. (wet/dry or trickle may not be the best option) the fx5 is a GREAT canister filter and can handle a ton of water, but in a 120g sw tank its prob going to pushing it towards its limits, especially when you are fully stocked. thats another aspect as well. with your current setup, IMO you will max out alot quicker in terms of # of fish, as opposed to buying a decent skimmer and upgrading filtration
do u have any suggestions for a protein skimmers that are priced reasonable?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #17
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Truthfully i dont have experience with hob skimmers. I can recommend several in-sump skimmers however. Keep in mind you can always buy a used tank from craigslist and make a diy sump/refugium, cost me less than 80 bucks to make my 55g refugium (and i used a brand new $55 55g tank, a used tank will be cheaper)
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I don't know about cheap but I use a tunze doc skimmer on my 55g it's rated up to 250g (overkill I know but I plan to upgrade the tank soon) it's an internal skimmer so goes in the tank but it's pretty neat looking...
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There isn't much overkill on skimmers. For fish only, the ratings are close, but for corals you want the skimmer speced to handle at least twice the water volume you have.
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I just purchased a Typhoon off of eBay for temporary use for a little while cause the other ones were costly for now
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