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Old 08-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #31
 
Thanks man!! Looks like a keepr to me. No?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #32
 
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Thanks man!! Looks like a keepr to me. No?
i would say so..since 8am today to now at 9pm i had to empty the cup 2wice..1 full and 1 half cup.water was dark brown so it works lol.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #33
 
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i would say so..since 8am today to now at 9pm i had to empty the cup 2wice..1 full and 1 half cup.water was dark brown so it works lol.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #34
 
i got my reef octopus last week and i cant wait to use it. have to finish building my sump first though. it looks like a pretty good piece of equipment though and actually i went to my lfs to talk about sumps and overflows and stuff and this was the skimmer they were recommending (for like $80 more) should i get a sump set up from them.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #35
 
Got my sump all set up and running this afternoon. Its a recycled 24 gallon tank. I'm using a filter sock to pre filter the big stuff out and I have my reef octopus skimmer in there as week. Skimmer isn't running yet though because I overlooked the fact that it needs to be in 6 to 10 inches of water to run and my sump is 12" drop. Have to get a stand for it. After like 2 hours of fine tuning I got my overflow box and return pump matched up so my water level stays steady. I left plenty of room in my sump for excess water in the event of power failure. Just hope that little aqua lifter does its job. Makes my display tank look awesome without the heater and that power filter in there.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #36
 
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #37
 
So after running my sump for about a day now with the protein skimmer I'm noticing that there are a ton of micro bubbles getting back to my tank. When I installed the baffles for the bubble trap in my sump I put them an inch apart. These bubbles aren't a good thing right? What could I do to get rid of these?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #38
 
Bubbles suck. You could put a sponge inbetween the last set of baffles to catch them. Or put the sponge on the end of the skimmer return.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #39
 
Yeah they are all in my display now and only since the skimmer has been on. Actually now that you mention it I've seen a bunch of pictures of skimmers with the sponges on the end of the return. No doubt they had the same issue. I just was worried maybe they could be harmful to the fish...I guess I'm a Lyle gun shy after the last go around.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:43 PM   #40
 
Got ya. Bubbles usually tick off corals, not to many fish.
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