I have found a really great LFS store. Creative Aquariums of Tampa | About Us
These guys are really nice and they have been super patient with me..
I went in this weekend to see if they could order the Belize Sun 60
" for me and to pick up the rio 17HF return pump. While I was
there I opened by big mouth and asked if they had any skimmers. All they carry is reef octopus and when I told him I was going
with the marineland he suggested the reef octopus would be much better. Since I left the store on Friday I have been second
guessing my choice of the marineland 300, so I went back to my original quote. The guy that is going to set up my system once
I have all my equip quoted me $205 for an esu 125. The item is a coralife super skimmer 125 and I can get one online for for
$150. I have blown my buget on my lights by 400 and now I am getting anxious about the skimmer and looking at blowing the buget
again. I have read awful things about the sea clones which scares me about the 300 and i just read something awful about the
coral life. I have been warned to stay away from eshopps and after blowing my buget on the lights I can't afford the $800 reef octopus.
If I have 125g tank with 120+lbs live rock(marco + LR) and 4"- 6" sand with ^ that light and ^ that return pump
Is there a protein skimmer out there that is between $150-$230 that will be "adequate" for my tank with a heavy bio-load.