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BlueMarlin2
09/19/2017, 09:05 PM
Hello, i am new to this hobby and have had my IM30L for about a month. The stock filters are OK but would like to know if their are any better ones out there.
Also second question, what type of protein skimmer would i get for this type of tank?

gtp0083
09/20/2017, 03:02 PM
I can't say what the best would be but I'm interested. I have the ghost skimmer on my 50 Lagoon. I have tried everything to stop the micro bubbles with no luck. I wouldn't recommend it unless someone has a fix.


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BlueMarlin2
09/20/2017, 03:05 PM
Are you using the stock filters on it or did you get the media basket filter?

gtp0083
09/20/2017, 03:23 PM
Both one sock one media basket with rock and a sponge. Occasionally run carbon in it.


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gtp0083
09/20/2017, 03:24 PM
I had pretty good luck with just the two socks. Not sure the median basket changed anything just gave me a place to put carbon when I wanted it.


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oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 03:53 PM
I can't say what the best would be but I'm interested. I have the ghost skimmer on my 50 Lagoon. I have tried everything to stop the micro bubbles with no luck. I wouldn't recommend it unless someone has a fix.


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I got a ghost skimmer same problem with
Microbubbles so i put a piece of fikter pad in the return of the skimmer and works no
More microbubbles after weeks i took it out and now works flawless


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BlueMarlin2
09/20/2017, 05:06 PM
Just got back from my LFS and i settled on a Eshops nano skimmer.
Also got a pair of Diamond gobies!:spin1:

BlueMarlin2
09/20/2017, 05:15 PM
I got a ghost skimmer same problem with
Microbubbles so i put a piece of fikter pad in the return of the skimmer and works no
More microbubbles after weeks i took it out and now works flawless


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Yea. My LFS said that most likely that will happen when you first get it. At least until a few weeks of having it it should be coated with a thinker slime to keep it from coming off.

oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 05:17 PM
Yea. My LFS said that most likely that will happen when you first get it. At least until a few weeks of having it it should be coated with a thinker slime to keep it from coming off.



Or you can put it for one day with vinager and warm water after that is good


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gtp0083
09/20/2017, 05:44 PM
Been running for 4 months still has bubbles. Looked it up online everyone complains. Let me know how that one works. I'm curious.


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oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 05:47 PM
Been running for 4 months still has bubbles. Looked it up online everyone complains. Let me know how that one works. I'm curious.


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Look this video
https://youtu.be/Bkr8YYEq93M


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oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 05:47 PM
https://youtu.be/Bkr8YYEq93M


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gtp0083
09/20/2017, 05:52 PM
I watched that and did it but it seemed to clog the flow. The lack of flow caused the chamber to over flow. I need to try a different sponge I think.


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oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 05:56 PM
Maybe was to thick try another one


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oscargrumete61
09/20/2017, 05:58 PM
Did you ever clean it up your skimmer? Sometimes the tubbing line that come from the pump to the body of the skimmer its clogged


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gtp0083
09/20/2017, 05:59 PM
I was thinking of giving it a vinegar bath. I'll do that tonight. I assume after the bath it is like starting all over again?


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BlueMarlin2
09/21/2017, 07:54 AM
Checked on my new skimmer this morning and all seems to be good! Has a nice layer of green water in the bottom of the canister. Lid stayed on all night surprisingly now i just have to worry about foam getting stuck in the top tube.

mjl714
11/25/2017, 10:37 AM
Did you choose a skimmer? If yes, which one?

mjl714
11/25/2017, 10:43 AM
Sorry, I see you chose Eshopps, how do you like it?

BlueMarlin2
12/03/2017, 10:37 PM
The Eshops protein skimmer is working extremely well, although it was a tight fit in the back of The tank all i had to do was take off the rubber studs.

Indiana Reefin
12/03/2017, 10:46 PM
Tunze 9001 works great for my 18 gallon