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there are some nice lights thats for sure, might wait till after xmas to buy for the tank accessories and all, protein skimmers are fairly cheap also, what kind do you have?
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 AM
I've got a cheap Skimmer. I have a CoarlifeSUpe Skimmer 220, modified. I use a Reef Octopus pump, and have taken off the return lines and repiped.
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I've got a cheap Skimmer. I have a CoarlifeSUpe Skimmer 220, modified. I use a Reef Octopus pump, and have taken off the return lines and repiped.
whats a reef octopus? do u require a sump? ive heard a few ppl mention it n say its really great quality?
ok ive bought a 'decent' protein skimmer, now debating what to do next as im waiting till sometime early next year to get my lights, i have a canister filter but i hear they arent recommended on marine tanks as it causes the breakddown of the filters bits n pieces correct? and i got no idea in which to get a sump made and probably will be too pricey so unsure what to do next
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oh and do you use a chiller?
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-07-2012, 09:21 AM
No need for a Chiller.
You can use any 10g 20g tank for a sump.
Mechanical filters are not needed because Live ROck does the filtering for you. hey don't break down in a SW tank anymore than they do in a FW tank. They will over time create a Nitrate headache in a SW tank though, thats another reason they are not used.
Reef Octopus is one of the top Skimmers out there.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/protei...s/octopus.html
http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-07-2012, 11:34 AM
I gave a reef octopus nw110 skimmer that sits in my sump. It world well. I used a 24 gallon tank to make my sump and got glass cut and glued it in with aquarium silicone. Mine I built right from that melevs reef site he posted. Had about 50 bucks in the sump then 189 got the skimmer and 90 for my return pump. It was a little pricey but worth it. I also didn't have a drilled tank so I had to get a hang on overflow. I got a CPR cs90 overflow with an aqua lifter pump to keep it from losing suction. That site details everything though. He actually shows you how to build your own out of acrylic too but that's a lot more involved.
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