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  1. Thanks, this is quite helpful. I wish the Aquamaxx was smaller, but I hope to stock quite a few fish in the 25g (2 clowns, blenny, 2 wrasses, maybe goby, maybe small angel), so perhaps that is still the way to go.
  2. Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on the new NuvoSkim DC skimmer. I'm considering it for my 25g lagoon. What's your verdict after using it for a couple more weeks? I've so far only seen pictures with slightly discolored water. Would you get it again? My main alternative would be the much bigger Aquamaxx HOB 1.5. What do you recommend? Thanks!
  3. Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on the new NuvoSkim DC skimmer. I'm considering it for my 25g lagoon. This thread here describes "an okay but not overwhelmingly good picture" of the skimmer: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/innovative-marine-skimmer-showdown.532676/It seems similar to what you have posted here.What's your verdict after longer usage? Would you get it again? My main alternative would be the much bigger Aquamaxx HOB 1.5. What do you recommend? Is it quiet? Thanks!
  4. I got this screen top DIY kit from BRS. I just noticed that it doesn't come with pieces to hold up the screen inside the aquarium (which seems a lot nicer than laying a bigger one on top of it). The tank is a rimless Innovative Marine 25g lagoon, which is why I'm posting here. What can I use to hold up the screen top and where do I get it? Thank you!!
  5. To make sure I understand this correctly. You're even intentionally not fully submerging the heater? So having the top of the 100W cobalt stand out might be fine then. Thanks for replying!
  6. Looks great! Which tank do you have it in -- the 25g lagoon? I thought this new model didn't fit the lagoon? I'm trying to find a good skimmer that fits 😕
  7. Another set up question. I plan to run a hydra 26 and use the AB+ profile from BRS (https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/can-you-radion-ab-on-an-ai-hydra-askbrstv.464667/#post-5185596). Would this be too strong for starting out any coral (starting with leather, zoas, etc)? I currently have the light about 8-10 inches above the water. Do I need to turn down the lighting profile?
  8. Hi all, I'm setting up my first tank - a 25g lagoon. I got the 100W Neotherm like many recommended and wondering which chamber it should go. If I use chamber 2 (not the overflow one, not the return one), then the heater is not fully submerged. I read that the dial should be fully submerged and that is not the case with the standard waterlevel. I could put it in the return chamber with my Sicce1.5 pump but that is relatively full. I'm also trying to get good flow everywhere so I don't get detritus build up. Where is the the best chamber to run the heater in? Thanks!
  9. I would love to put one of these on my office desk. Would one be able to keep two sexy shrimp in there long-term? How much does one feed a tank like this (like one pellet per week)? Super interesting to follow you along! Is the sump part worth it compared to a cheaper quarter/half-gallon pico tank?
  10. Excellent, I will get the same liferock. I really like how you scaped it. Was one 20lbs box enough for the tank? How is the gyre pump doing for you? Is it too powerful?
  11. Your aquascape is awesome! How did you think through it to create something like this? What rock did you use? Thank you for sharing!
  12. What's the smallest tank you would use this pump in? (mixed reef with sand substrate) I'm considering to put this in a 25g lagoon instead of a MP10 or 1K gyre.
  13. Thanks!! What kind of substrate are you using? I'll get the slightly bigger Reefflakes in the hope to minimize it getting blown around. Can you control the gyre in small steps like 1% or 5% or so? Is the magnet fine to submerge to operate the gyre on the back wall? I love the idea and look to keep the sides free. Do you have any livestock in yet? I'd be curious how the skimmer does once the bioload is getting real. Thanks again for your thoughts and advice! It's fun to follow here.
  14. I'm thinking of getting this one for a IM 25g lagoon? Do you think it would be too powerful? I'm planning a LPS/softie heavy mixed reef with Reefflakes substrate.
  15. Following along! How do you like your skimmer, I'm debating between the icecap, the Aquamaxx HOB 1.5, and the Eshopps for my future lagoon (also first tank). How do you like the gyre? I've read positive reviews but also that it is way to strong for the lagoon. What is your experience? The alternative would be a MP10 for me. Thanks!!
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