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1 hour ago, Jaren45 said:

is the 110ext too big? I've tried like 4 skimmers from different brands now and I settled on the cheapest one RO makes, it just works with no issues

I want a dc one. Isn’t than an AC?

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1 hour ago, TheKleinReef said:

Why take nice pics with your Nikon z6 when you can use your phone to take windex pics 

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 Because busting out the camera is too much work. I was the same way when I had my dslr. 

 

 But after looking,there really isn't too many external skimmers for your size tank. I did find the Deltec 400i which is pretty damn small:

 

https://deltecdirectusa.com/collections/protein-skimmers-internal-protein-skimmers/products/deltec-400i-in-sump-protein-skimmer

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3 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

 

 Because busting out the camera is too much work. I was the same way when I had my dslr. 

 

 But after looking,there really isn't too many external skimmers for your size tank. I did find the Deltec 400i which is pretty damn small:

 

https://deltecdirectusa.com/collections/protein-skimmers-internal-protein-skimmers/products/deltec-400i-in-sump-protein-skimmer

That’s an in sump skimmer too. The external one is rated for 155g. 
might be easier to plumb in a fuge lol. 

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4 minutes ago, TheKleinReef said:

That’s an in sump skimmer too. The external one is rated for 155g. 
might be easier to plumb in a fuge lol. 

 

 Oh I know,I was just sharing that since its pretty small for the size skimmer. 

 

 Shoot a 10g tank,couple pvc pipe/fittings and a nice little return pump and you'd be good,no ? 

 

 This company has some good cheap baffle options:

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_dkr=1&iconV2Request=true&_blrs=recall_filtering&_ssn=jax.racks&store_cat=0&store_name=jaxracks123&_oac=1&_sop=15&_pgn=2

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23 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

 

 Oh I know,I was just sharing that since its pretty small for the size skimmer. 

 

 Shoot a 10g tank,couple pvc pipe/fittings and a nice little return pump and you'd be good,no ? 

 

 This company has some good cheap baffle options:

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_dkr=1&iconV2Request=true&_blrs=recall_filtering&_ssn=jax.racks&store_cat=0&store_name=jaxracks123&_oac=1&_sop=15&_pgn=2

Yeah it wouldn’t be too hard in concept. I could use my manifold and have two drain lines for a herbie super easy.
 

I just don’t have a good place to put a fuge. I really don’t want to put it in the furnace room cause I don’t know how badly the saltwater will mess with the hvac being in the same room. The tank is next to a hallway and up against a minibar too. (Excuse the messy mini bar) 

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Alk came down after a 20g water change. 
 

before this it was 8.5–8.6 for a solid 24 hours. Before it was climbing every 6 hours so imma chalk this up as it plateauing. Maybe? Who knows. Will update when the next test occurs. If alk goes up imma lose it. 

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Depending on fuge size,it should not mess with your hvac. Do you have gas at all ? That would be my only concern. 

 

 I would assume because you already have a nice sized sump,your fuge won't be super big. 

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5 hours ago, TheKleinReef said:

I want a dc one. Isn’t than an AC?

It is, but to be fair it's super quiet compared to other ac skimmer pumps i've tried (sicce and bubble magus).

 

I could have sworn the varios skimmer pumps were a direct upgrade, but their product page only shows the 2s fitting the int and classic int models.

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27 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

your nitrate tests have been showing up at zero or near zero...why are you thinking about a bigger skimmer and a fuge?  

So I don’t have to run my skimmer as much or at the same rate. I think it’s stripping water. Also pH boost. I’m trying to get away from skimmer reliance cause I think this skimmer is working against me. 
 

I don’t want a bigger skimmer. I want an external skimmer of the same size or smaller to make room for a fuge. 

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7 minutes ago, Jaren45 said:

It is, but to be fair it's super quiet compared to other ac skimmer pumps i've tried (sicce and bubble magus).

 

I could have sworn the varios skimmer pumps were a direct upgrade, but their product page only shows the 2s fitting the int and classic int models.

I did just watch the BRS video about the DC pumps you can get to upgrade DC skimmers but I don’t wanna buy an ac skimmer just to upgrade it immediately to DC. 

 

im also a gear junkie. So there’s that 😅

35 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

Depending on fuge size,it should not mess with your hvac. Do you have gas at all ? That would be my only concern. 

 

 I would assume because you already have a nice sized sump,your fuge won't be super big. 

Yeah I have gas lines running to the water heater which is in the same room as hvac. 

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I mean really it should be fine. All your gas stuff is vented or at least should be so if fumes/gases haven't killed you,a fuge should certainly be fine. 

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29 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

I mean really it should be fine. All your gas stuff is vented or at least should be so if fumes/gases haven't killed you,a fuge should certainly be fine. 

I’m more worried about the hvac sucking in salty air and just rusting everything. 

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On 1/25/2023 at 9:35 PM, TheKleinReef said:

I’m more worried about the hvac sucking in salty air and just rusting everything. 

 

 What size fuge are you thinking of running though ? If its 20g or less I would not worried about that. But if you are THAT worried about it,just run a lid 🤷‍♂️

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2 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

 

 What size fuge are you thinking of running though ? If its 20g or less I would not worried about that. But if you are THAT worried about it,just run a lid 🤷‍♂️

was thinking the fiji cube 11g, since it has the external box and everything included with a 3/4" drain. I could use one of my manifold lines to run to the fuge. I don't wanna go too big cause i don't feel like up grading my return pump.

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Well how this,are you solely just wanting a fuge for macro's and all that or have you looked into the IceCap HOB algae scrubber ? Save some money and eliminating having to have a remote fuge,also pumps and material. 

 

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/algae-scrubber-pro-hang-on-6-watt-icecap.html

 

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/algae-scrubber-pro-small-14-watt-icecap.html

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5 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

Well how this,are you solely just wanting a fuge for macro's and all that or have you looked into the IceCap HOB algae scrubber ? Save some money and eliminating having to have a remote fuge,also pumps and material. 

 

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/algae-scrubber-pro-hang-on-6-watt-icecap.html

 

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/algae-scrubber-pro-small-14-watt-icecap.html

 

 I thought about scrubbers and macro reactors, but I just like the look of a fuge and the concept of having a place for isolation/observation as well.

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