Hey Paul,kimoyo said:I always try to remind myself that theres more than one way to do things in this hobby.
Wait 2-3 weeks and I'll post pictures or better you can come over if your in the city but my skimmer will be a part of my display area .masterswimmer said:Hey Paul,
No doubt about it. I'm the first to agree with that, especially since I maintain plenty of sps and don't dose anything whatsoever. So I'd be foolish to disagree with you there.
However, a skimmer, sump, fuge, overflow, etc. are not really display areas. So I was wondering why the carnage against them there. I can buy the display tank arguement, but I'm still confused about the 'behind the scenes' locations, considering they are beneficial.
Keep in mind, this isn't intended to flame, just question your reasoning. Keep you on your toes my friend :thrash: .
That's a sweet skimmer Paul. I didn't know you were making it the centerpiece in your LR (Living Room not Live Rock :banghead: ) :kidding:kimoyo said:Wait 2-3 weeks and I'll post pictures or better you can come over if your in the city but my skimmer will be a part of my display area .
As you know, I have a 75 acrylic myself, so I completely understand that thought. Mine is scratched to hell as it is and I can't stand it.kimoyo said:Anything that grows on the walls is a pain for me because I worry about scratching my acrylic up. And to me white dots all over the rock don't look too good.
No one is saying you're going to harm your tank by ridding yourself of them, just trying to understand your seemingly unique irritation with a very common, harmless ( for once), and not easy to deal with "problem". On my list of reef concerns these would be like... well... they wouldn't make the top 100 But, I guess if this is the biggest problem you have to deal with in your system, you're in pretty good shape.
It's your hobby enjoy it any way you like
:shhh: Its a SK5220 with extension, the thing is awesome . I got it friday but I'm surprised I've been able to control myself and not post about it until now. I'm still waiting for some stuff from Barr and haven't had a chance to build my sump yet. Once those two things happy it will up and running and I'll post pics in the skimmer thread.masterswimmer said:That's a sweet skimmer Paul. I didn't know you were making it the centerpiece in your LR (Living Room not Live Rock :banghead: ) :kidding:
Straying off topic for a moment, what kind of skimmer is that? Never mind, fine print >>> Barr Aquatics, duh.
Next time I plan a jaunt into the city, I'll definitely take you up on that offer.
Lol...hey Pierce,cali_reef said:You have a small cat.. Or that skimmer is HUGE!
What's up with the sump? did you flatten out the pieces?
I had those snails when my tank was first setup, they either got eaten by fish(CBB) or the coraline overgrew them, I only see them in my detritus trapping\holding area now.