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Old 08/20/2017, 05:53 PM   #101
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Thanks!! Congrats on the mandarin and fuge success. I'm on my 3rd load of macro - I'm using the middle section of the intank media basket, but I'm debating pulling the skimmer from the second half of 2 and replacing with the fuge basket to run more macro.

I keep encountering people going skimmerless in their BC's.

Congrats again on all the growth!


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Never had a s kimmer as of yet, not that I'm hoodless it opens the door to choosing a skimmer

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Old 08/21/2017, 02:11 PM   #102
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Never had a s kimmer as of yet, not that I'm hoodless it opens the door to choosing a skimmer

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Are you looking at any units in particular?

I'm really, really tempted to yank mine and run macro the same way as you. I can ship a Tunze 9001 your way


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Old 08/21/2017, 02:41 PM   #103
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I appreciate the offer.
Sadly I haven't heard anything good about any if the small skimmers, even Innovative marines ghost serious seem hit or miss... If worse coming to worse I'll add purigen again.

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Old 08/22/2017, 07:31 AM   #104
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I appreciate the offer.
Sadly I haven't heard anything good about any if the small skimmers, even Innovative marines ghost serious seem hit or miss... If worse coming to worse I'll add purigen again.
If you're looking for a skimmer that fits chamber 2, that actually performs, the AquaMaxx WS-1 (or new 1.5/2) are real skimmers. You either need to leave the back hatch open or have the top off (you have your top off already), but man, it's a mean skimmer, and it's the first nano skimmer I've used that makes skimmate that smells like skimmate.

That being said, I'm still always contemplating whether it would be better to run an algal turf scrubber or a skimmer, and have never finalized on what would be best, but for now I have this skimmer and it works really well. I've been feeding a lot more, and have no algae issues other than my bubble algae that grows whether or not there's nutrients.


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Old 08/22/2017, 07:52 AM   #105
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If you're looking for a skimmer that fits chamber 2, that actually performs, the AquaMaxx WS-1 (or new 1.5/2) are real skimmers. You either need to leave the back hatch open or have the top off (you have your top off already), but man, it's a mean skimmer, and it's the first nano skimmer I've used that makes skimmate that smells like skimmate.

That being said, I'm still always contemplating whether it would be better to run an algal turf scrubber or a skimmer, and have never finalized on what would be best, but for now I have this skimmer and it works really well. I've been feeding a lot more, and have no algae issues other than my bubble algae that grows whether or not there's nutrients.
Thanks reef I'll keep that in mind!!

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Old 09/04/2017, 01:45 PM   #106
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Here are my settings for my lights, XR15 pro, and dual MP10s, settings are same for both MP10s. Thoughts advice suggestions welcome.

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Old 09/06/2017, 09:52 AM   #107
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Mandarin update!
So after being away for a week I got home Sunday made a new batch of baby brine, added them to the feeder I made based on Paul Baldassano's tutorial. And sucess!!!

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Old 09/08/2017, 09:26 AM   #108
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Congrats!!!! Great pic of him eating... Live brine?


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Yes live baby brine shrimp

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Old 09/15/2017, 09:54 AM   #110
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Looks like a nice setup. Like the coarseness and depth of your sand. What type sand and how deep if you don't mind me asking. I was thinking about getting a biocube 32 myself but was wondering if the heat from having the top closed would be an issue. will definitely be following your posts as you go. Nice pics also. Hope you post some of your cleanup crew when you put them in.


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Old 09/15/2017, 12:54 PM   #111
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Looks like a nice setup. Like the coarseness and depth of your sand. What type sand and how deep if you don't mind me asking. I was thinking about getting a biocube 32 myself but was wondering if the heat from having the top closed would be an issue. will definitely be following your posts as you go. Nice pics also. Hope you post some of your cleanup crew when you put them in.
Sand is CaribSea Arag-Alive, and I use 1 20 pound bag. I placed egg crate on the bottom of the tank and then put the rock on that, then added sand. As far as a clean up crew I started originally with:

Assorted Hermits x1
Blue Leg Hermit Crab x1
Dwarf Cerith x10
Nerite Snail x1 Dead soon after replace with Trochus Snails x2 1 left after hermit fancied his shell.


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