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Old 03-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Carey are you planning on putting together another group buy anytime soon?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #13
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Yeah, I've been throwing the idea around. i had wanted to wait til april but I think we will have to do one sooner.
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Cool!!! I'll probably wait until then for the skimmer. Hen I'll be able to get a pretty good deal!!! =]
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #15
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I just picked up a Octopus BH 1000 off Craigslist!!!! So far I like it and it seems to be working well.

I am just not sure how far down the waste cup should be. Is it supposed to cover the little hole, part cover, or not at all?
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I am going to have fun figuring out how I am going to move my 700lb fish tank a few inches forward XD lol
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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My protein skimmer isn't not bubbling through the column anymore, is this normal for a protein skimmer? Is it possible that the slimmer just removed all the organic matter in the tank?
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Usually they need some time to break in, so maybe it just needs an adjustment. It should be giving you clear skimmate even if there are no organics to pull. I have an aweful time getting my skimmers dialed in so just mess with it a bit, I'm sure you'll find the sweet spot.
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Since it is a hob skimmer, when I turn of the skimmer to do water changes would the slimmer need to readjust?

Also, I saw a reply you posted on someone else's thread about Purple Up. You seem to think it works and since my cycle is finished I am thinking about buying a bottle. Approximately, how long did it take for you to see the algae spread?
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My skimmers usually need to be re-adjusted after a water change. Not sure why that is, but it happens almost everytime for me. lol My octopus stays a bit closer to where it should be but still requires tweaking.
I must have seen coralline growth within a few days, it was actually quite startling how it spread. All my rocks are purple now in my 90g and its actually growing on my overflow too. I took a few pictures to try and show you the results so far, flash shows some of the coralline. keep in mind this tank is only about 2 months old and the rocks in the pictures were completely white when they went in.


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