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    Reef octopus HOB 90 skimmer?

    By thoeffe,
    Reef Octopus classic 90 HOB skimmer. Should I get it? I have a 55 gallon reef with no sump. I am a very indecisive person especially when it comes to an (?important piece of equipment?) and I don't want to waste my money and have to buy something else. I'm new to the hobby which makes choosing worse. Half of me wants to just go skimmerless because I really like the idea of exporting nutrients through macroalgae and water changes, but I also don't want to be battling hair algae and other nuisance algae in a few months down the road. I really just like the idea of biological filteration in general because I am not much of a gadget person, which is also why I don't have a sump because I don't want to deal with an oveflow drilling the tank or anything and come home to a flood of water all over. I like what I would call "simple and appropriate technology". I could never see myself buying an apex and all the fancy expensive gadgets that reefers tend to get, not that its bad or that they aren't nice but its not my thing. That being said is a skimmer what you guys would call appropriate technology or is it a gadget that is just going to be another piece of equipment that I have to fiddle with and maintain which I will get annoyed with in a few months and say screw it and wont use it. Thoughts?  Do any of you have experience with this skimmer.  

    Maybe I Should Invest in a Generator

    By crimsonvice,
    Going on 6 hours no power. 

    Anyone still using ReefKeeper?

    Tyler Livingston
    By Tyler Livingston,
    Does anyone have a SID V2 I can borrow to update my ReefKeeper firmware?  I'm in the Toledo area and can pick it up or maybe even pay to have it shipped and then I'd return it when done.

    Baby Madalynns 10g Cube

    By Craig,
    This tank sits on Madalynns changing dresser. Such a perfect fit ! Going to be Wyoming White clownfish and anemones.  Equipment Tank- Innovative Marine 10g Hipegaro Aqua Light (cree LEDs) Heater- 50w  Upgraded return pump  InTank filter floss holder

    Potential Move

    By Flounder,
    With my wife finishing her doctorate (finally) she has been offered a job in Southwest Ohio and I am a remote employee. We are considering a move in fall of 2020, we both really like living in Columbus and want to make certain this is a job she will keep before moving. So I have some time to prep. What would you do for a tank to ensure a healthy move 2 years, 1 year, 6 months out? Am I crazy for thinking 2 years out, probably. Thinking that I might hold off on those $10k corals for the moment.

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