Yes, I'm using the Deltec and I think it is miles ahead of the Marisys skimmer. I never used the filtermedia in the Marisys so I replaced it with a (smaller and soundless)tetratec external filter for housing carbon and phosphate remover when I got the Deltec.
lr85ninety, Hey, Thanks for your comments but I have Kept Anemone of varios types for over a decade. The three in my aquarium I have had for well over 18 months as I had all 3 in a tank before I bought the aquamarine. The bubble tip and florida are seperated halfs from Anemone in my brothers tanks so not wild collected for sure. and the malu I bought but all 3 are growing and doing fine. almost everthing in my system is a transfer from my previous tank so the system on a whole is very mature. Not only am I successfuly keeping Anemone(which dont all need high power lighting) I keep various hard corals too which are also growing, which I think proves how well the t5's cope. Also Anemone move freely around the aquarium and settle where they are happy, all three of mine have settled more than half way down the tank tho the bubble tip does occasionally move up towards the light for a while. I do appreciate the concern and hope that anyone planning to keep any species of marine life makes sure that they research thoroughly first. Sam
hi sam thanks for that like i said wasnt having a go just the way i read your 1st post made it sound like keeping nems was easy lol and as most people reading this thread are newcomers to the hobby didint want them thinking nems was an easy choice, glad your nems are doing well they are a fantastic animal!
hi all i would advise everyone to ditch the marisys filter. its total rubbish,noisy and a pain in the #OOPS#...i have the aquamarine 900 tank and its been running now for about 9 months. 6 months of that was with the marisys and now im using a fluval 405 external filter. what a difference. no noice, no evaporation and so simple to maintain.i just need to buy a deltec mce300 skimmer next and thats it. my filter is filled with seachem purigen,live rock rubble and rowaphos.
Hi all , I found this forum/thread when I was searching for info on the Aquamarine 900 , I am looking at starting up my first marine tank after having tropical fish for about 7 months . The only concern I have and I hope people on here can help is with the Marisys External filter , is it worth getting ? How much noise does it make ? (Noise is a big issue with me as the tank is going into my living room) & what other Filters do people have if not the Marisys ? Thanks , Mullsy .
Ok, Crunch time........ Do i get the Aquamarine 900 or the Orca TL 550 or something else?
I have an AquaOne 850 (tropical) so i know the build quality of their tanks, but i hear so many people saying they are noisy and the filter is not that great!
I have got a deal for the tank + stand, first RO fill and coral sand for ?399. I just cant make up my mind what to get as i like the fact that some other tanks have it all built in the back and have UV and fans etc.
MULLSY.....the aquarium is great but the marisys filter is total rubbish. for starters, you will need to replace all the media that comes with it as it just turns into a nitrate factory(speaking form experiance).the inbuilt skimmer aint upto much either... now the noise... well if you can stand the constant sound of trickling water then thats ok..but i couldnt.i would suggest, get a decent external filter(im using a fluval 405) just for chemical media(purigen,rowaphos,rock rubble) and then buy a seperate hang on skimmer. the deltecmce300 fits straight on when you remove one of the rear access hatches just make sure you get plenty of live rock for the tank. at least 20kg but the more the better. hope it helps
NIELW-UK... go and buy it now at that price.(aquamarine 900) its a great tank but stay clear of the marisys(read above blog)the only noise is from the filter bur now ive changed mine to a fluval 405 i can barely hear it(just a very very low drone)