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Old 07-21-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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Some equipment

Ok well i just have 2 or 3 questions about some of the equipment i was looking at buying for my SW tank.

1. Well its my 55Gallon tank and i was thinking.. would buying 2 Koralia #1's good? The tank is starting off as FOWLR, then when everything is stable and i get the correct lighting its going to be Fish, LR, and reef.

2. As for the protein skimmer, can someone check to see if this is a good buy?
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PROTEIN-SKIMMER-w-300GPH-GAL-PUMP-AQUARIUM-TANKS_W0QQitemZ250449925854QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item3a4ffa96de&_trksid=p3286.c 0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|29 3%3A1|294%3A50
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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That looks like a piece of junk. You're better off getting an octopus HOB skimmer or a CPR HOB skimmer. Try and aim for 20x-30x turnover per hour. Two koralia 2's should work.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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lol alright thanks. Ill see what i can find.

As for the koralias.. how about this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-2-PUMPS-Hydor-Koralia-2-Pump-Powerhead-600gph_W0QQitemZ200353602041QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea60159f9&_trksid=p3286. c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|2 93%3A2|294%3A50


and as for the skimmer.. hows this one?

http://www.marineandreef.com/Product...S33000&click=2
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Buy the equipment for what you want not what you have. If you want a reef with SPS corals I would suggest k3's. or a k3 and a k2. over skim your tank. If you decide you want a 75 90 or 120 in the future spend a little extra now instead of having to buy all new equipment.

It sound like you bought the same aquarium "kit" I did. You will see that that 55 (13 inches wide) will fill up quickly with LR.
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as for the power heads i am not to sure but that first skimmer is a def no!!! it looks like the sea clone which was a piece of crap no one likes it as for the second skimmer i have heard good things about it i want to try it in the future my local petland sells that one
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The powerheads you linked are okay. Skimmer.....still junk......lol
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Yeah i think we have the same one then because mines 13" wide as well lol. But i just bought two k2's so i dont think it really makes a difference. Somewhere down the road i will most likely WANT to buy new equipment lol. I think the k2's are good for now with a 55gallon.


Really? the super skimmer is garbage? I thought it would be pretty good since it was on that sock list of SW equipment lol.


What about a CPR cyclone bak-pak II ??? Would that be a better choice than the Coralife Super Skimmer?
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Yeah i think we have the same one then because mines 13" wide as well lol. But i just bought two k2's so i dont think it really makes a difference. Somewhere down the road i will most likely WANT to buy new equipment lol. I think the k2's are good for now with a 55gallon.
I ment because the HOB filter and the tank....2 k2's shoud be good. I must be careful where I point my k3's or I end up with glass exposed on the bottom. my mushrooms HATE the k3's....too much flow. it took me forever before i found them a good low flow spot.
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Well i can see how that happens. The k3's have like what.. 1200gph? And if you have two of them.. then thats alot lol. Both of the k2's would have around 1200gph.. which would be good since they're not all going in one direction lol. But regardless, im glad you found the right spot
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950 each....you know you have too much flow when there is a whirlpool in the middle of your tank....yes it happened.lol better when i pointed them up. It took some effort to get them to work in my 55 but they will be PERFECT for the 90 i want.
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