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Old 01-30-2011, 10:17 PM   #31
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you can always use a HOB refugium, or a HOb skimmer for that matter.
I would love to have the fuge but for now based on the fact that I am just staryng out with the FOWL I will concentrate on getting the new Skimmer and try to start stocking the tank
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #32
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cool. let us know how it turns out. do a review on it maybe.
I bought the reef octopus 150. But it is not producing Much foam
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do you have it adjusted properly?
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do you have it adjusted properly?
I think it is adjusted properly. It sits in about 7-8" of water. It creates foam but the foam doesn't go go the collection cup.
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I think it is adjusted properly. It sits in about 7-8" of water. It creates foam but the foam doesn't go go the collection cup.
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I've got the 150 and I've got it so that the bubbles reach the middle of the narrow part of the neck. It varies it bit but see where the bottom of your cup is, that's where I have mine. I don't plug the top but rather use the tube that came with it to output to a 4 gallon jug with a hole just big enough to fit the tube through and keep it there with friction. During the first little while I had messed around with the valve and overflowed it a couple of times. If you are going to change the level inside the unit make sure you are going to be around for a couple of hours as you want to make those adjustments slowly and then watch for overflows.

I'm very happy with the unit. I returned my coralife before using it and ordered this unit. I'm usually emptying the jug every couple of weeks when it really goes nuts but cleaning the foam out of the cup every 5 - 6 days.

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that water level should be up to the neck like steve said. it's adjusted way too low to get any skimmate.
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that water level should be up to the neck like steve said. it's adjusted way too low to get any skimmate.
I adjusted the water to just Below the collection cup. However, I am getting more wet foam than dry.
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what do you mean, wet foam/dry foam? do you mean the cup is filling with light colored water like tea and you want it darker?
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what do you mean, wet foam/dry foam? do you mean the cup is filling with light colored water like tea and you want it darker?
The foam is more watery. But my guess is within a matter of weeks it will start to get dark
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