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Old 03-13-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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Aqua C Remora vs Red Sea Prizm Skimmers

Is the Aqua C Remora really 2 times better than the Red Sea Prizm. The Remora in 2 times the price.

Would you get the Prizm and save 80 bucks or go for the Aqua C at 2X the price?
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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I have never had the prizm but have herd its not the best from many people. I use the Aqua C on a 30 gal as the only means of filtration, and the tank is A++. My first skimmer was a seaclone I could have saved $90 and just got the good one to begin with. Look around and find a used one
I paid $120 for mine.
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I have a Red Sea Prizm...I mean, it's alright...but would I say it's good? Probably not. I mean, it suds up the collection cup. But I could hope for a much finer suds than the bubbles it generate. Sometimes, for me, the tinier, denser, and dirtier the bubbles, the better the skimmer is. But if it's like laundry detergent-type of suds....it's alright.

So there you go. Go save up some money and get a decent skimmer. You don't want to go cheap on that part of your setup.
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like sound advice!

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I have used both although I have never used the Prizm PRO. The Remora C is hands down better than the orginal Prizm.
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I have used both although I have never used the Prizm PRO. The Remora C is hands down better than the orginal Prizm.
Thanks for the feedback...
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I just got the Aqua C remora and i love it. i don't have much to compare it to except the skilter from Dr.F&S, which is junk by the way, IMO. The Aqua C is a really sweet skimmer. i dont know on the prism but i was searching for a skimmer about 3 weeks ago and was researching them all. Everyone said to go with the Aqua C and i dont regret it a bit. A little bit more money for a little less frustration and a little more satisfaction is worth it to me.
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I plan to replace the Prizm in my 50 gallon FOWLR with a Remora the next time that I make an order with Fosters and Smith. The Prizm does work, but it's all a matter of how much time you want to spend cleaning it and fooling around with the adjustment knob. Have finally gotten tired enough of it to shell out the money for a Remora. Have never seen anyone post a negative on that skimmer.
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Go remora C cause that is what everybody likes on every board.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:10 PM   #10
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I just ordered the Remora. Should be here in a week or so.

Thanks again for the advice.

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