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Old 09-20-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Best Hang-On-Back Skimmer?

I am buying everything I need for my first 75g saltwater tank. I already have a Fluval 404 from a freshwater tank I dismantled a while ago, so I was planning to use that and not get a sump system.

I just bought a Coralife Super Skimmer 125. I heard it does a great job, and didn't stop to think about how monstrous this thing is. That would be fine if I had a sump, but as a HOB my tank will need to be 6" away from the wall. Maybe after I have everything set up that won't look as stupid as it seems like it's going to look.

Thoughts? I didn't unpack the thing yet. Is there a HOB skimmer out there that doesn't need as much space behind the tank that works as well as the CSS125?

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Old 09-20-2006, 04:47 PM   #2
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well, I've heard mixed reviews about it but the prizm skimmer is very slim.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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I bought a prizm skimmer and was very unhappy with it. It needed adjusting all the time and was making alot of noise and wasn't producing enough. I spent the extra money and bought an AquaC Remora. It is very slim and does a great job. It is also very quiet.
I have heard that the Coralife does a good job.
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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I just set up an AquaC Remora w/ MJ1200 on my 75gal FOWLR tank. I haven't had it long enough to say how well it skims, but it has really good reviews and it only hangs off the back of the tank about 3".
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