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Quieting a protein skimmer?
Old 10-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
 
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Looks to me like its about $180 online so yea, seams like a good deal!
Thanks. I did hear back and he said he won't lower the price. I understood, no problem. I guess the pumps do go at some time. I should get the pump this week, and will get it up and running. My water parameters are so perfect. I have 0 nitrates, which I never get in my FW tank. But, I only have one fish in a 68 gallon, that could be why :)

Getting a bit more live rock tomorrow. Plan on adding 3 yellow tail damsels and crossing my fingers they'll be okay with my Green spotted puffer. I think they will :)

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
 
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Thanks. I did hear back and he said he won't lower the price. I understood, no problem. I guess the pumps do go at some time. I should get the pump this week, and will get it up and running. My water parameters are so perfect. I have 0 nitrates, which I never get in my FW tank. But, I only have one fish in a 68 gallon, that could be why :)

Getting a bit more live rock tomorrow. Plan on adding 3 yellow tail damsels and crossing my fingers they'll be okay with my Green spotted puffer. I think they will :)

Gwen
Im just starting SW so I cant comment much. However, if you need more rock, marcorocks is great and they have free shipping. Its dead rock but will eventually become live. 25 lbs would be like 6 or so nice size pieces.

Just an idea, not sure if it applies to your tank and puffers.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
 
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Im just starting SW so I cant comment much. However, if you need more rock, marcorocks is great and they have free shipping. Its dead rock but will eventually become live. 25 lbs would be like 6 or so nice size pieces.

Just an idea, not sure if it applies to your tank and puffers.
I'm getting some from someone taking down and selling her SW tank. At $3 lb can't beat it. I have some dead rock and some live rock, but still not enough live rock.

SW is fun! I'm also very new to it, but enjoying it. My husband rolls his eyes at my hobby, but "oh well!"
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #14
 
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new pump arrived

I received the maxi-jet 1300 and connected to my Remora Protein skimmer. There is a slight hum, and I'm confused by some things. What is this "wet/dry" talk about? With a HOB skimmer do I even have a choice? Will the humming lessen as foam is pulled up into the cup? I still have had 0 nitrates, so I'm assuming it will take a week to get anything in the collection cup? I wish I understood skimmers more :D

Thanks for any thoughts!

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #15
 
A hum is about as good as it gets. Wet/Dry? not in use with your skimmer. No need to even worry about it.
Maybe this will help some.
Skimming Basics 101: Understanding Your Skimmer by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #16
 
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A hum is about as good as it gets. Wet/Dry? not in use with your skimmer. No need to even worry about it.
Maybe this will help some.
Skimming Basics 101: Understanding Your Skimmer by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
That does help a bit. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
 
turn it off?


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Old 11-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #18
 
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turn it off?


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Ha! ha! Yes, that would work. I'm starting to get used to it. It's already sucking up tea colored liquid, and having 0 nitrates, that seems good so far. I guess it's fish pee!

Just added 3 yellow tail damsels about 45 minutes ago. So far, all is good with them and my Green spotted puffer.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #19
 
Your going to hate the Damsels. Just a heads up.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
 
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Your going to hate the Damsels. Just a heads up.

Why? I need something that can hold it's own. They are pretty. Curious why people don't like them :(
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