Skimmer questions.

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers' started by elweshomayor, Jun 22, 2016.

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  1. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    Bump because I need help :/
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Move the tank furthet away from the wall? Its better to get a skimmer that over rates your tank volume especially if you have a heavy bioload
     
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  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Those aren't Batfish they are called Mono( Monodactylus sebae). They are actually brackish water fish that can be acclimated to sw.
    I have a special name for tanks like these. Ticking time bombs.:( My advice would be a serious reduction in bioload.
     
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  5. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    OK, by serious what are talking here? need to reduce 3,4, 5 fish? I know the tank is over stocked but to the point its a ticking time bomb? as in it will crash?

    Since all the new fish, (the mono's and Garibaldi) are juvis, and they are already in my tank, I figured it be ok until theyre too big, then maybe return some of them? or is this a do it now situation?
     
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  6. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    The skimmer I got is rated for 250 gallons. Reef octopus 200int
    Tank is 150g, and sump has probably 30 more gallons, so about 180gs total.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    yeah thats pretty good
     
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  9. Va Reef

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    Monos get very big. Definitely get rid of most if not all of them. Questionable on if they're reef safe or not too.

    That skimmer is decent. I definitely would've gotten one bigger if it had fit.

    Of course the LFS says it's okay because they want money :p
     
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  10. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    Is this a do it now type thing? or can it wait until they grow a bit bigger? I kinda like them because theyre nice schooling fish different from the chromis I have. In terms of fish though, if it wasnt the species they are, would my tank still be over stocked? say I exchanged those 5 now, for 3-5 anthias later? Or some other smaller sized schooling fish?
     
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    If it were me? I'd say don't replace them. You might be able to get 1 extra fish in there, but it'd be pushing it.
     
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  12. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    anthias are very active fish that require A LOT of feedings this means youll be fouling your water further to keep up with their needs. when you set up the 220 I think you could get by with a school of yellow tangs? hopefully someoen will confirm this as im not 100% sure of what im saying
     
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