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Old 10-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #111
 
ok, I will, but besides the Berlin, what others are decent that you would consider? I would prefer a HOB model....Thanks
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:48 PM   #112
 
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Hang on skimmers are tough to find good quality. You pay a premium for a high quality hang on. For the price, I would look at this:
Super Skimmer with Needle Wheel - Up to 125 Gallon | Venturi Models | Protein Skimmers | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #113
 
The price is cheap, the berlin skimmer here is about 300 $,
Is this the same one you just showed me?? check out the price difference:

Coralife Super Skimmer-Needle Wheel-125 Gallon $249.99
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:58 PM   #114
 
Here is the one I was thinking of, the price is 320$$:

Red Sea Berlin X2 Venturi Protein Skimmer
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #115
 
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Yep, those are the skimmers. I think the Berlin X2 is far better. You could use it on a larger tank at a later date, perhaps a 125. The Coralife is really maxed out at a 75 gallon, in my humble opinion.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #116
 
ok, I will dish out extra cash, and go for the berlin, ouch!
another question, once I get the 65 gallon, can I set it up with live rock a couple of power heads, and wait about 2 weeks for the skimmer? what is your opinion? no way I can but it all at once :(
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #117
 
another question, when I get the 65 running, I REALLY want a blue tang, will I be able to put this in the tank with the 2 clowns ?
I've wanted a blue tang for a long time, I also love the coral beauty and flame angel, but blue tang is my #1
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:49 PM   #118
 
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There is no problem at all waiting a couple week to get the skimmer running. I probably waited 2 months or so on my 180 because the sump was still being plumbed.

Personally, I would not put a Blue Tang in a 65. However, Austin has successfully kept a Blue Tang in his 75 gallon. There are a lot of factors involved in these type of discussions, so provided that you do not have another Tang in the tank and you have pristine water quality, then you may be fine. I think anything short of a 6 foot long tank is pushing it for Tangs, with the exception of the Zebrasoma genus.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:09 PM   #119
 
ok, well, I will defintely think about it a little more then and wait a while, I am in no rush to cram fish into it, even at 65 gallon, I would prefer over 100 gallon, but I do have to go with what the pocket book will allow.
as mentioned, for me anyways, the coral beauty and flame angel would also please my eye if I don't get a blue tang.
can you elaborate on Zebrasoma genus, what are the species names at the LFS??
sorry but I googled this and a ton of fish came up ? looked like the sailfin tang
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #120
 
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By definition, all Zebrasoma are "sailfins". The common names are Yellow Tang, Scopas Tang, Sailfin Tang, etc. They all have the same basic body shape, and are excellent hair algae grazers.

The Blue Tang is in a genus of its own, the Paracanthurus. However, for all practical purposes in an aquarium you can consider it to be an Acanthurus genus, which includes the Clown Tang, Powder Brown, Powder Blue, Convict, etc. Again, these all have the same body shape. Juvenile Acanthurus can be mistaken for a Zebrasoma, so be sure to use caution. These Acanthurus grow much larger and are more difficult to keep. MUCH more difficult, with the exception of the Blue Hippo Tang we are discussing, which is pretty easy.

Some members of the Ctenochaetus genus could be kept in a 65 gallon tank, such as the Kohl Tang. But this genus as a whole is less common and more expensive.

Whatever you do, in a 65 gallon tank you only want to keep 1 Tang.
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