Finaly

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by octomania, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. octomania

    octomania Larval Mass Registered

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    After many months (I think around 6) of reserch and hope, i have finaly started setting up my octo tank :D . My question is on the wet dry filter I'm building. I have set it all up but i was wondering how I can defuse the water over the entire surface. I used a 3 cabnitet plastic sort of thing. I just need to know how to difuse the water over the top shelf.

    P.S. Any recomendations for skimmers, around a hundred dollars, would be great.


    Thanks
     
  2. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I just bought a Prizm skimmer by Red Sea for $100. I can't say much about it yet. I have it on a 75 gallon setup with a couple fish and soon to be two eels. (waiting for the second to arrive at the LFS).

    From what i heard, it takes a few days to adjust to your system before working properly. After that, you have to keep it well-adjusted. But i hear it's a good skimmer for that price range. It's rated for up to 100 gallons on the box, but i've heard it recommended for much smaller volumes.
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    you can either buy a bit of acylic or similar and drill holes every 1/4" al over its surface. make it so its a tight fit to squeeze into the start of the trickle tower.. its called a drip tray.
    some LFSs actually sell pre-drilled bit for that purpose.
     
  4. Taeloci

    Taeloci Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Way to go in being creative to make your wet-dry! I am always thinking up new ways to make them inexpensively, and I must admit that the cabinet idea has crossed my mind. However, I haven't gotten a chance to put one togethor yet. The clear, pull-out drawers would seem to be a real benefit. You will have to post something about how it works!
     
  5. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I did one! :)


    Look at the bottom: Here.
     
  6. octomania

    octomania Larval Mass Registered

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    I am about to set it up. All I need to do is get some live rock and a overflow. I'll let you know how it works. Also the post aboves link is where I got my design from.
     

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