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Old 03-10-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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Skimmer Help

I need help with skimmers. I have the eclipse hood, and I have little room for internal skimmers. So what would you suggest for a skimmer?

29g FOWLR- 2 Percula Clowns
2 Emerald Mithrax Crab, 5 Nassarius Snails, 3 Astrea Snails, 1 mexican turbo snails, 1 Chocolate Chip Star, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, and 27lbs of LR 2lbs tonga branch and 25lbs fiji rock

Maiden's Hair, Calerpa, and Red Kelp macro algae.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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4 fish in a 29gallon right?
probably a seaclone 100 or 150...or a CPR bak-pak. Its unfortunate you're limited by the eclipse hood...its why I don't recommend them (well, one reason at least).

Honestly I'd consider ditching the hood and building a canopy, so you aren't limited to 1 or 2 skimmer choices. Don't get a Prism...they suck...bad.

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Old 03-11-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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I too have an eclipse hood and they are very limited to adding additions. I went ahead and built myself a refugium and will be putting a sea clone 100 in it.
30 gallon reef tank w/DIY overflow, SCWD
Water Temp 78.1F
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent Actinic
2-Moonlight LED
50# Fiji Live Rock
30# Argonite Sand
Yellow Watchman Goby, Scooter Blenny, Strawberry Basslet, 6 Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonet
Cortez Crabs, Scarlet Hermit Crabs, Blue Legged Hermit Crabs, Black Turbo Snails, Cerith Snails, Bumble Bee Snails, Astera Snails, 3 Pepermint Shrimp, Feather Duster, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Clam
Frogspawn, Mushrooms, Zoos, Polyps, Galaxea,
Starburst, Xenia

10 Gallon Tank
CPR Bak-Pak2R Skimmer
2-10w 50/50 Compact Florescent
20# Argonite Sand
10# Fiji Live Rock/Rubble
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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I've seen a pic where someone cut out a portion their eclipse hood to fit a remora hang on skimmer on the back.
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