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Old 10-31-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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AquaC Remora Skimmer problem

I have bought a AquaC Remora MJ skimmer . It has been skimming for over two weeks. But the skimmate is very green and not smelly at all. I have tried everything and can't seem to get it skim better. My previous skimmer a Deltec MC600 was much better.

Does anyone have any tips? I have already tried adjusting the height of the collector without any success. I think this skimmer is probably over rated.
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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I am beggining to think it is over rated as well. Read the reveiw thread.

Shame.

So the debate begins.....since the remora is getting so many complaints....what really is the best thin HOB skimmer!?!!?

The Bak-Pak?

The Prizm?

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Old 10-31-2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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Well, I have been using the Deltec MCE600 which was very good. At least the skimmate was very dark and smelly. The reason why I changed to the Remora is because the Deltec was a bit noisy. But then again the Remora is probably more louder. I have also had a Prizm before which I think is pretty useless. So I think I'll switch back to my Deltec and put the Remora on ebay.
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which size is it and what are you asking for it with shipping to the US( I under stand you are UK )
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Well, I bought it from MarineDepot for $179.95. It is a MJ1200 with drain fitting and there is a surface skimmer as well @ $28.95. I have no idea what I want yet and I have no idea how much it would cost to ship to the US. If you're really serious, I could find out how much the shipping would be and get back to you in a private mail.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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i have the remora and i think that it does a good job. whats your bioload like? mine took along time to do anything since i only have a couple of fish, maybe thats whats goin on. imo, 2 weeks isnt that long. i would maybe wait and see what happens with it. it might not be broken in yet.
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I too have the remora with the MJ1200. I think that it is a great Skimmer. Its not too loud, and skims quite well.

My skim is very green, and smells like the ocean.

give it more time. It does take some time to break in.

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I have to agree that maybe you have not given it enough time to break in yet. There is no info on tank and inhabitants for us to be sure. Can you give us this info.
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I have a 45G tank, with medium bio load. The fish are: 1xregal, 1xyellow tang, 1xmaroon and 1x sixline with some coral. Ok, I'll give it another 2 weeks to break in. I hope it will make a difference. The problem at the moment is since it only produces a green watery skimmate, it is not effective enough in removing the waste from the water. So I am seeing algea growth right now.
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My Remora pulls out a really dark brown skimmate and fills the cup every 7-10 days. I'd give it a couple more weeks as mentioned, and if your still not happy go back to the deltec. I don't think the Remora is over rated at all.
One mod you can do is to keep the tube connecting the pump to the skimmer as short as possible. I trimmed an inch or two off mine.
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