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Old 02-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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What Protein Skimmer should i buy?

I am looking into getting a protein skimmer for my 30 gallon reef aquarium. I wanna know what maker and model is the best for my tank and what makes it a step above the rest. Thanks for your help
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Heard many good reviews on the octopus skimmers. My self I went with a bubble magus which doing great, I am a newbie to this hobby do I asked and did my research. My next upgrade will be an octopus though....
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Do you have a sump or will it be a hang on skimmer?
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Heard many good reviews on the octopus skimmers. My self I went with a bubble magus which doing great, I am a newbie to this hobby do I asked and did my research. My next upgrade will be an octopus though....
I have heard good reviews as well on the Reef Octopus brand.
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Do you have a sump or will it be a hang on skimmer?
It would be a hang on skimmer. I don't really know what a sump is lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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It would be a hang on skimmer. I don't really know what a sump is lol
A sump is a type of filtration system commonly used in marine tanks, with a sump u could put ur heater and skimmer in it to keep from having it hanging on the tank
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Here is a good read

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Sorry ta get off topic That was a good read Carey I now have a question for u, in my sump I have built up tank debris when I do my water change this weekend should it be vacuumed out I've not done that yet but seems to me like it would be a good thing any advise?
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How are you getting debris in your sump? You can add a filter sock to the input line. And yep, I would suck that yuck out.
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How are you getting debris in your sump? You can add a filter sock to the input line. And yep, I would suck that yuck out.
Tbh I have no clue but it's very fine almost like powder I guess it's getting through the blue and white filter pad anywho ima get rid of it asap as always thank u very much
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