06-27-2009, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by mikOll
What do you think of the Visi Therm protein skimmer? It's really small and compact and it's rated up to 75 gallons I think. The SeaClone I have now is 100 gallons and is actually moving my sandbed, only the part where the water goes back into the tank.
About the livestocks. Is this too much for the tank? My tank is more of a community tank. Do inverts even count?
1 - 2 Clownfish
1 Royal Gramma
1 Firefish Goby
8 - 10 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
1 - 3 Cleaner Shrimp
The Visi Therm is horrible. I am not joking. I can't believe this piece of junk is still sold in the pet shops, much less produced by the manufacturer. I find it insulting to the hobbyists that this skimmer even exists. The SKILTER 250 will outperform the Visi Therm, if that tells you how bad the Visi Therm is. It might make a good door stop or paper weight.
By the way, you need to IGNORE THE RATINGS on a protein skimmer. The ratings are set by the manufacturer in an attempt to gain your purchase. The SeaClone 100 is adequate for a 38 gallon FOWLR aquarium at best.
If the SeaClone is moving your sand bed, then I suggest replacing the power head. You could slow down the flow rate, and then use your existing power head for additional water movement.
The stocking list looks good to me.
By the way, have you set up your Quarantine aquarium yet?