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Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Dane G, 11 Feb 2012.

  1. Dane G

    Dane G

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    hey guys

    please rate the Aqua Medic SL 1000, i have a 500lt system, the guy is asking R1200.00 second hand

    your views

    Thanks
     
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    impo its too small for a 500l system on its own if you are going to be doing carbon dosing, if not and you have other methods of nutrient export like regular waterchanges and growing algaes in a refugium it should be fine
     
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    Dane G Thread Starter

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    Hey I have a large sump that's about 900x700 will have a dsb chaeto LR etc would that help? Reef tank some fish and sofies
     
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    Not a bad beginner skimmer for the price but there are better ones for a bit more. Those skimmers require a bit of adjustment to pull proper muck but in general its an alright skimmer,
     
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    thanks guys, just going bite it and get reef oct 160
     
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    rather spend the extra and get the 200 will be better in the long run
     
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    actually i was on one of the KZN suppliers websites and they had the 200 of 3k, in WC the 160 was just over 3k soooooo looks like the 200 it is


    thanks for the input ziyaadb and leslie
     
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