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Thinking about purchasing this... opinions?
Old 08-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #51
 
used skimmer is ok to use, no problem.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #52
 
I run a Coralife 220 Super Skimmer. But I modifed mine. I use a pump thats like the old Reef Octopus Needle Wheel Impellar and took off all the flex lines to run pvc. Works like a charm modified.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #53
 
This one looks like the air and water come in at the same time and place. Could this work? It's in my price range and I can buy it now
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #54
 
sorry, here's the link:

New JEBO Aquarium Tank Protein Skimmer 180 w/Power Head | eBay

It's a hang on, but could I hang it onto the sump?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #55
 
Sorry, I won't put a seal of approval on that one. Not saying not to try any that you pick, but you'll just end up buying another one. Its up to you now. You know the picks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #56
 
Killin me Madness! lol I had no idea how much skimmers costed until a few days ago. I mean holy cow it's just a 46 gallon and the skimmers more expensive than the tank! lmao
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:52 PM   #57
 
. I hear ya man. But its got to be, unless you have a Algae Turf Scrubber, the most important part of the tank. Now, you can always skip it, and do 10-20% water changes a week, which in the long run will kill you in salt costs. But, if you do it this way, you'll have to watch your parameters like a hawk, and if they start to slip up, you should be prepared to do 50-75% water changes to bring them in line.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #58
 
I wouldnt be able to get a Coralife 65g would I?
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #59
 
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I wouldnt be able to get a Coralife 65g would I?
The funny thing with skimmers is that even though most have a rating on them gallon wise, there is no way to tell what they actually do. The problem is that the variable is: how many fish you have, how many corals, what type of corals and the water to live rock volume. Since all these things differ drastically tank to tank, it is important to decide how heavy you are going to stock the tank prior to purchasing the skimmer.

To answer your question: Yes, there are situations that the Coralife 65g would work well in a 46 bow tank. Stock a few fish, a few low-light corals and keep a good amount of Live Rock in the tank.

On a side note, if you go with a Venturi-style (like the Coralife) skimmer, keep in mind that the pump will be in the tank and it can be an eyesore. Google images of the Super-skimmer as a Hang-on-back unit and make sure you are ok with it. While Counter Current skimmers do not work as well as Venturi-style (although some say you can mod them to work as well, but I do not know about that...), they certainly are less obtrusive.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #60
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, but would it be possible for her to run the new ASM mini on this tank?
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