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Old 06-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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I don't have the funds to buy reactors, but will be removing the media and replacing it with a skimmer and filter sock when I find a good used one for what I can afford. That has been my problem. There aren't many good used ones available locally.

The first section is 10 x 12. I made the fuge area the largest because I thought that was supposed to be as large as possible. Then the return section is 10 x 12.

I was told the activated carbon should go in the filter sock; it that correct?
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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Warner Marine MF skimmers are great and small foot print. I have a 181 i think its 9x9 foot print they have smaller. But the are great skimmers nit cheap though
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That's the problem. I need good AND cheap AND local since I'm buying used. Makes it difficult and why it's taking so long. Found a Red Sea close by for $50 but read they are hard to adjust.
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Save your money and buy a good skimmer!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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That's what I'm doing. Which one would you suggest? My space isn't large enough for an Octopus. I was looking at a Euro, Eshopps, or CSS. Would I be safe in buying used?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #16
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I have 2 eshopps in sump skimmers and I really really like them. they are pretty small so they fit in any sump almost and they don't release a million little micro bubbles like my reef octopus does. lol

If you find a good deal on one used i would grab it! hehe...although new they are only like $150 anyways, but used will work too
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
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I have 2 eshopps in sump skimmers and I really really like them. they are pretty small so they fit in any sump almost and they don't release a million little micro bubbles like my reef octopus does. lol

If you find a good deal on one used i would grab it! hehe...although new they are only like $150 anyways, but used will work too
Would one be enough for 100g display & 55g sump?
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #18
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The eshopps psk 150 is rated for 150g. The rule of thumb with skimmer is usually to get one that is rated for 1.5-2.0 X your water volume. BUT having said that, I find the 150 works really well on my 125g reef. I need to empty the cup every other day or so and it pulls a VERY nasty skim. lol

Like I said too i was limited in space in my sump so the eshopps with its small footprint was the only thing i could fit in the section of the sump. lol

Bottom line on the eshopps skimmer is that I had one and liked it so much i just bought a second one for my 60g tank. lol I have a reef octopus on one tank and unlike any one else, I am not a big fan.

Hope that helps!
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It sure does. Thanks!
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