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Old 07-15-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Preskimmer Box as fuge?

Has anyone ever tried using a preskimmer box for a mini-fuge? I found my skimmer to work better without the preskimmer box, but I'm considering putting it back on and adding live rock rubble to the return compartment for pod growth. Is there too much water flow for this to even be effective? Too little space? It just seems in theory that it would work. I've got 160lbs of live rock in a 3 month old 110gallon tank and would like to eventually (in another 8-9 months) buy a mandarin but I've got no sump or fuge so I'm a little worried about my pod population and would like to increase it without buying a hob fuge.


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Old 07-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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Too much flow IMO. What about a HOB fuge?

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Old 07-24-2005, 07:04 PM   #3
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what about adding Chaeto in the preskimmer box? does Chaeto need light? i have an aqua C PS.
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60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:44 PM   #4
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chaeto need light. not a wicked amount, but some.
a fuge that small isn't going to support a significant pod population at all.
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