Jump to content


Supporting Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Willapa

  1. I've been looking at skimmers for a while for an approx 90 gal tank and have narrowed it down to a SRO 2000 INT or a Skimz 163 DC. Both are in the same price range. The SRO doesn't have a controllable pump and don't know how beneficial this really is. I've heard great feedback from the SRO pumps as far as durability but online reviews of the Skimz are good as well. Thoughts? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Need help deciding on skimmer!

    Man, that's a lot of skimming! How big is your tank? Yea, the SRO sounds like a tried and true alternative. I may be able to fit a 3000 and vaguely remember seeing one on here. I'll have to search the forum a bit. How much value is there in speed control of a DC motor in a skimmer? The energy savings is tiny and I'm not concerned with the noise level. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. PNWMAS March Meeting!

    Looking like I'll be able to head north and come out too. Looking forward to meeting folks and seeing some eye candy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Reef safe silicone?

    I'm sure this question has come up before, but is it necessary to purchase silicone labeled as aquarium safe or is all 100% silicone fine once cured? The kitchen and bath silicone seems to be treated with a mildew inhibitor so would stay away from these. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Reef safe silicone?

    Great, thanks for the feedback. Yea, I'll just order some and wait til it arrives....patience Daniel son! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. New goni and alveo from Cuttlefish last week

    Very nice! I have a similar alveo that has done great and grown significantly. Do you find it necessary to routinely feed them? I did quite a bit the first 6 months with goniopower but tapered off for the last 4 or so months and don't know if I've seen much of a difference in growth or polyp extension. My clowns even found a home in it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. PNWMAS March Meeting!

    I just signed up to the forum and haven't been to a meeting yet, looking like a good one to come to. Do you just come on up or have to rsvp? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Well the IM 20 has been set up for 3 yrs and busting at the seams with growth. Can't bring myself to give things a trim. Due to having the baby and limited funds, setting up an "evil" growout tank in the basement to tide me over til I can splurge on a custom display. But trying to purchase gear that will transfer over when the time comes. Here's what I've bought so far: 2' x 4' x 10" frag tank from zoomed Glass holes.com 700 gph overflow Trigger ruby 36 sump Reef Octopus various 6 DC return pump Mp40 Apex controller from the old tank Busted out the ole Sunsystems metal halide fixture collecting dust and put in a 250 w Hamilton MH lamp. We'll se how it goes. The color is beautiful. Ordered all of my plumbing and manifold parts last week so that is the next step. Have 40 lbs of BRS pukani curing as well. Any recommendations on a skimmer? Right now looking at a Skimz SM 163 DC. The future display would't exceed 100 gallons. Here are some pics. I'll lower the reflector once the tank is going. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. New to the forum and new tank build!

    They retail for $108 bucks! Pretty amazing. Got lucky and found they keep them in stock at Wet Spot off Sandy. They had a 10% off sale too. The quality is OK, probably 1/4" glass, untempered, black silicone. Drilling was a breeze. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk