02-12-2008, 12:56 PM
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awesome, thanks for the response. My tank is relatively new, ~2 months old, so I actually haven't bought a protein skimmer yet. That was going to be my next purchase, until I saw this product :). I think I may go with the Aquaripure instead.. though I'll describe the filtration I currently have (90gal, lightly-stocked FOWLR):
I do have the wet/dry overflow full of bio-balls, I have about 65lbs of liverock in the main tank (with 60lbs of baserock, which will eventually be liverock!), I have a canister filter with activated carbon and phosban, and I have a UV sterilizer. So the Aquaripure will be in addition to all of this, hopefully capping off my filtration needs. Though, I want to be a filter junky, so if you don't think a protein skimmer would be counter-productive after adding the Aquaripure, then I may still go with that as well. Basically, if protein skimmers serve a pretty critical role, then I'd hate to leave that out of my filtration system.
As far as adjusting flow, thats totally fine, it was more of a curiousity to me. I'm an engineer, and trying to imagine the way it works, it seemed interesting to me that the system wouldn't eventually converge on some stable steady-state operation. Having to adjust it often doesn't affect me wanting to purchase one though :)
Thanks again for the response, I should be placing an order within a week or so!