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Old 06-14-2005, 08:31 AM   #11
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Well, I"ve not seen on in real life, or used one...but looking at those photos, it looks VERY much like the HOB my LFS uses on thier 200gallon display tank. About the same size too (maybe thiers is a little bigger than the coralife but not by much).

I think I read a post where someone had it and liked it, so you might try searching the site for a little more feedback. Coralife is typically a good brand to go with, and those needle wheel pumps are very effective.

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Old 06-14-2005, 12:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by malkore
an MJ 1200 is something like 295gph, but when it runs a skimmer, you're probably at 150gph, and that's just the intake. The water churns inside the skimmer, and flows out into the tank at probably 60gph.
sorry, but not entirely correct. yes, you will see a reduction in the flowrate because the pump is rated based on its maximum flow capacity (with no resistance) but, for the skimmer, water flow in = water flow out. there is no other place for the flow of water to go. so your flowrates are going to be equal.


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Old 06-14-2005, 01:24 PM   #13
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Got it, will continue to do further research. Also, is it true you should wait for about 3 months after setting up the tank to add any skimmer?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:46 PM   #14
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I don't think theres a set date. Some skim from day one, some don't skim until they buy the skimmer a year later. Based on your sig, it work hurt to skim, but then again, you don't really need to skim because well if damsels can handle cycling, I don't think high nitrates will faze them.

If you have the money, might as well get it now and have some fun. Otherwise you can wait until you start adding more delicate livestock in your tank. It's all up to you.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:06 AM   #15
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I bought a prizm deluxe on ebay for $40.00 for my 32 gal hex and it works great.
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32 gallon hex, 34 lbs lr, Prizm protein skimmer, fluval 104, 1 maxi jet 750, 1 maxi jet 1200 ph, current 40w 50/50 pc, 1 NO powerglo 19watt, 1 daylight NO 65w (equiv), two damsels, 1 green brittlestar, 1 peppermint shrimp, turbo snails, red legged hermit crabs, kenyan tree coral, leather coral, pumping xenia, mushroom coral, green star polyps, orange button polyps
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #16
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Good to know. Thanks.

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