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  1. Reef Discussion
    I have a 210 gallon reef tank that has been up and running for 4 months now. Things were going great...turned on my skimmer about a week and a half ago and my tank has slowly gotten cloudier and cloudier. Any ideas what happened and how to fix it? It has gotten so bad i turned the skimmer off...
  2. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I'm building a aquamaxx 22 long with a 12 gallon sump!will have a med to heavey bioload!need help picking a correct skimmer for my set up! Was looking at the sca 301 but open to others ,looking for a clean look and small in sump foot print!im pretty sure if I get too big of a skimmer it won't...
  3. New to the Hobby
    Yes, I am a newbie and I am just trying to get a few things down so I can understand how the Skimmer works in my Sump. So first of all, I have a SCA 301 which requires about 7" of water. My first baffle will be approximately 10" high. Heres stupid question #1. How does the water get from the...
  4. New to the Hobby
    I bought a bubble magus NAC 3 skimmer for my 54 gallon. It worked fine. I have the water level set properly and have had no real issues adjusting and leaving it. I added water (as I usually do) to top off my wet/dry setup. All of a sudden, I noticed micro bubbles in my tank. I checked the...
  5. New to the Hobby
    When I first set up my 54 gallon corner, I went to a reputable aquarium shop in my are who sold me a wet/dry filter box setup and a separate skimmer. After 4 1/2 weeks, I am following all instructions in keeping a healthy aquarium and everything is going ok. I constantly check the box making...
  6. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Skimmers in the refugium...1st chamber with the socks? 3rd chamber with the drop in return/drilled out external return? Is there much of a difference? I hear mixed thoughts. Also, have agree'd with one claiming your skimmer doesnt like being in 3rd chamber with return cuz it will fluctuate...
  7. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Nevermind I'm dumb.
  8. Want to Buy
    500 gph Return Pump & 10-18g Sump I am looking for a return pump rated for a 500 GPH & a 10-18g sump with baffles / chambers. I need for the sump to be no longer than 20"
  9. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Just took the plunge and ordered my one of these. The reviews have been awesome to say the least, just hope they live up to the hype. There rated for 250-500 and I have a heavy stocked 300 and am making the swing to SPS with the help and guidance of tdb320reef - A wise man once said "You...
  10. Selling Forums
    Hello, After selling the rest of my clownfish and breaking down my breeding rack, I am selling this wonderful skimmer. I have been running it for 2 years and cleaned it every 4 months. This skimmer really kicks butt! This thing puts out a TON of micro bubbles. The pump is the PSK 2500 and I...
  11. Reef Discussion
    How do i eliminate micro bubbles from my system?
  12. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    My skimmer is producing a lot of micro bubbles and they are getting sucked right into my display. I'm looking for a way to get rid of them. My return is hooked up to my fuge by a downward facing elbow about an inch from the bottom of the fuge. The only thing I can think of that won't reduce the...
  13. Water Chemistry
    what would cause salinity to go up over night? nothing was touched or added.
  14. New to the Hobby
    So, since day one of running my tank, I've had micro bubbles in the DT and quite frankly it pisses me off every time I look at it. :shout: I don't have a skimmer - ruled that out. LFS guy checked all the plumbing that he did himself - no water/air leaks. We're looking at the fuge. The main...
  15. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Is anyone running stock tub sump/fuges? Does it work well for you? How do you control micro bubbles, since baffles aren't really an option.
  16. Reef Discussion
    Reef octopus bh2000 all of a sudden is filling up to the top of the. Chamber, and is covering my whole tank in microbubbles. No new changes to flow. Help!!
  17. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I made a custom sump for my 120 gallon tank. I used a 40 gallon breeder so I could add a decent size refugium in it. I posted a picture of a quick sketch of the sump. The Blue curved line represents the water flow. 1" Return, 1 1/2" drain. No matter what I do the current is so fast that the...
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