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    Show Me Your 4ft Tanks!

    Heres my 120. pre re scape post scape. I added a ton of sps and culled out a bunch of stuff taking up room. helped a friend get his started by giving him all my removals. Its only been about a month since the rescape.
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    Well, this skimmer has been returned. Its unfortunate that I couldn't(with help from ATI even) get this to function as promised. I had high hopes for it. I guess its back to the search for me.
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    So after the ups and downs of break-in I have decided to return this skimmer. The reasons include over flows, bubble column fails to return in a timely manner, inconsistencies in air draw and water level inside of the skimmer, andminor cosmetic flaws. I have adjusted this skimmer 10 ways to...
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    So my skimmer arrived in great condition. Just as Mark54321s did. No damage to the box or its contents. Packaging was nice and sturdy. I figured no need for pics of that because it looked the same. Upon initial unboxing I started looking at the quality of the seams and possible glue lines...
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    Controller Faceoff: Reefkeeper vs Neptune Apex

    Apex all day every day no doubt about it.
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    Well........ I did it. I ordered the 200is. Should arrive Friday. I am pretty stoked on it. I will give my thoughts and opinions and if anyone has any questions or requests for pics I can do that too. Only 3 days to go......tick tock......
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    I was also curious about the construction. Do you find it well made? Is the body made from thicker/thinner material? Is the cup of a heavier design just in case of accidental drops or anything like that? How do the seams look as far as clean glue joints and such? I guess I'm asking just how well...
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    ATI PowerCone IS series skimmer club

    Mark54321, I have been watching this skimmer for a while and I want to say thanks for starting this thread. Hopefully more people will chime in as I for one am really curious about its performance. I did have a question for you about the cup. I was wondering what the measurement of the neck...
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    Apex vs. Digital Aquatics controller?

    I own both. My RKE has performed flawlessly. My Apex has done the same. I dont think you can go wrong with either. There is a slightly larger learning curve with the Apex if you want to start getting really advanced in what you want it to do though. Either way I think they are a good investment.
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    Reef Octopus 3000 Internal a good skimmer?

    I love mine. its on a 120g 4x2x2. lots of coral and light to med fish load.
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    120 gallon reef tank lighting?

    I run 2 400w halides and 432w of t5 over mine. same tank size. I have 2 small fans that keep it steady at 78.5 to 79.5 when all lights are on. 12 hr schedule. halides on for 8 hrs. I get great growth and color. acclimation would obviously be required.
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    My 120g slice of that big blue pie.

    Thanks Jaybird, The canopy is definitely the eyesore in the mix. I am hoping to build one that more closely resembles the stand and is a touch shorter. I hope to be able to use the arms to raise/lower/suspend it. I think i will go the steel framed route for sure. Maybe use "L" angle to save...
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    My 120g slice of that big blue pie.

    and this...lol thanks for letting me know. guess i should stick to PB for my pics n such...
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    My 120g slice of that big blue pie.

    Well shoot... lets try this then...
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    My 120g slice of that big blue pie.

    Well, I'm 8 yrs in and I finally have something to show for it. It has a few flaws currently but I'm pretty happy with it as it continues to improve. Its on the upswing from neglect due to a new addition to the family. I'm running 2x400watt metal halides, 432 watts of t5, 2 vortech mp40s, 1...
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