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Old 05-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #11
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Oh certainly, no rush. I just forget I dont need to buy all the equipment right away - I have at least several weeks of cycling before I have to get some things. I think I may go for the octupus skimmer. Any other suggestions certainly welcome, too.
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I have an AquaMedic Turboflotor 1000 Multi on my 46g bow. I got it for 199.99 here Protein Skimmers,ASM,Red Sea,Aquamedic,Deltec,ETS,ETSS,HSA,prizm,CPR I shopped around for 6weeks to find the best price. It can be a hang on back or in sump or hang on sump Just about anyway you can imagine. It is rather big and isnt the prettiest skimmer but does an amazing job once you get past the break in period.
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I had the Turboflotor 1000 Multi in the sump of my 125. It worked well but I ended up selling it for a custom made PS. I would recommend the 1000 multi. It works great but does take some tweaking.
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what kind of tweaking are you talking about? Mine is in shipping right now. Do you guys have any pics you can post on the hang on mode?
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I like the needle wheel skimmers. Coral Life makes some goodies that accomodate a lot of different sized tanks for around $100. I have had them acting as both hang on the back and in sump. Believe it or not, they are more effective strapped on the back. They skim well, giving a nice rich motor oil consistency with little maintenance. I get about a cup and a half a week of skimmate. Good discount skimmer
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #16
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what kind of tweaking are you talking about? Mine is in shipping right now. Do you guys have any pics you can post on the hang on mode?
When I first got it I couldn't get it to stop overflowing. I added a ball valve to control the flow a bit until after it broke in. And you have to mess around with the screw caps to get the right flow. And also put the tall extender in until it is consistent then go to the short extender. I added 1" vinyl tubing to the outlet box and directed the flow directly into the water to minimize the noise It is totally silent now.
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There are two screw caps that contriol the amount of flow. You need to turn one or the other to adjust it.
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very cool, im gonna have to tube mod it for sure. When in hang-on mode, is it very tall? Does anyone have pics? I dont have a traditional sump.
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