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Old 10-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #11
 
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Thanks Eventually if I do decide to buy a unit it will need to be something that is easy to use in an apartment setting. Something which I will not need to mess with the plumbing. But for now planning on trying to keep things simple to start with.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:54 PM   #12
 

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:15 AM   #14
 
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Just a quick question looking at some different protein skimmers and came across this one aquatic life internal mini protein skimmer. I was wondering if any one has had any experience or opinions about this skimmer. Had found a thread on another reefing site while researching when this first came out and seemed it was working well for people. The price seems to be really good especially if it is a good skimmer.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #15
 
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Another qucik question, was looking at prices on tanks today at a couple of places and was wondering if with the fish and setup that I am looking at doing would a 30 gallon tank be better for setting up instead of a 29 gallon? With the 30 gallon I would lose an inch on the width and 2 inches on the height but gain 6 inches on length. For the gallon difference would it be better to go with the 30 gal and add the additional length to the tank?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:21 PM   #16
 
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i personally like cube tanks or tanks with depth. i find that tanks this way are easier to scape with your live rocks as oppose to a skinny long tank, like say a 55 gallon.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:33 PM   #17
 
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Another qucik question, was looking at prices on tanks today at a couple of places and was wondering if with the fish and setup that I am looking at doing would a 30 gallon tank be better for setting up instead of a 29 gallon? With the 30 gallon I would lose an inch on the width and 2 inches on the height but gain 6 inches on length. For the gallon difference would it be better to go with the 30 gal and add the additional length to the tank?
Most of the fish that I've dealt with swim back and forth and not up and down. Thats one reason why my tank is 8' long and not that tall. You have more room for them to hide out in the aquascaping. I'd go with the longer one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #18
 
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i personally like cube tanks or tanks with depth. i find that tanks this way are easier to scape with your live rocks as oppose to a skinny long tank, like say a 55 gallon.
Now we are going to confuse her here with our different ideas of a tank.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #19
 
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That's okay, I do fairly well on confusing myself More options and decisions to make. I do like the idea of having an additional 6 inches of length to work with and to give the fish room for swimming, thinking of especially the coral beauty and the wrasse. Just trying to decide how big of a difference the 2 inches less in height would make especially when setting up my rock. It is a good thing that I am not planning on having this set up any time real soon.
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