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Old 02-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #1531
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What made you decide on the mr2 btw? I keep going back and forth myself. I want to get the orca 1 but cannot find more than one review on it.
I just want to try the injection type skimmer ,tons of reviews 99% very very positive..... I Just wanna try something a little south of the pack....i personally like the looks of yours.... Sometimes ya just gotta do what YOU wanna do.. Logical or not !!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #1532
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I just want to try the injection type skimmer ,tons of reviews 99% very very positive..... I Just wanna try something a little south of the pack....i personally like the looks of yours.... Sometimes ya just gotta do what YOU wanna do.. Logical or not !!!
Yeah I want to get a becket injection one myself, I just can't decide if the orca pro 1 is the one to get or the mr2 like you are looking at. Really want this to be the last skimmer I get for the next couple years or so and for the price it's hard to decide without having seen it run in person.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #1533
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Yeah I want to get a becket injection one myself, I just can't decide if the orca pro 1 is the one to get or the mr2 like you are looking at. Really want this to be the last skimmer I get for the next couple years or so and for the price it's hard to decide without having seen it run in person.
The smart $$would prob go with your skimmer.,
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #1534
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Greg,..what pump did you use as your feed pump on your new skimmer and roughly how many gph ?....... I talked to a rep this am about my skimmer re pumps ,plumbing etc and ordered a blueline external pump for it ,... I already have a brand new danner mag 7 which I will use as a feed pump...... I guess I must be getting this critter after all
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #1535
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I used my secondary loop and its Iwaki pump to provide flow to the new skimmer. I estimate it at 500 gallons an hour.
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Holy jesus. I don't go online for a week and I have a novel to read to follow up on u guys. Lol. Consumer reports should hire you guys to rate skimmers for them. A few pages ago someone mentioned getting a octopus skimmer, just a heads up the Hydor skimmer line does twice the job. My lfs has them sittin side by side running is his store ( recirculating skimmers) that are both rated for the same total volume and the Hydor literally blows it out of the water
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #1537
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Holy jesus. I don't go online for a week and I have a novel to read to follow up on u guys. Lol. Consumer reports should hire you guys to rate skimmers for them. A few pages ago someone mentioned getting a octopus skimmer, just a heads up the Hydor skimmer line does twice the job. My lfs has them sittin side by side running is his store ( recirculating skimmers) that are both rated for the same total volume and the Hydor literally blows it out of the water
Lol... Yeah we prob get a little wrapped up on choosing our new toys.... Im actually taking a little break from mounting a shelf under my cabinet that'll house my new skimmer when i finally order it. .,i'll be making a couple of little doors that will cover up the top half of the skimmer/ collection cup etc so you won't be able to see it from the couch.
I really think everyone here ., greg, Keith and myself have each chosen a nice unit that they'll be proud of for quite sometime...Doug's monster jns skimmer is another beautiful unit but my tank or Keith's would never be able to handle such a behemoth skimmer.
I guess you do your research., pay your money and kick back and see what happens.., here again ., im sure there's a million skimmers out there and they will all work just fine..,just pick the one that looks right for YOU and don't look back.
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Good to hear the review on the hydor skimmer. It has worked perfectly since setup this weekend. Italian engineering isn't too bad.
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Good to hear the review on the hydor skimmer. It has worked perfectly since setup this weekend. Italian engineering isn't too bad.
I've seen good things with those Hydor skimmers, I think that is my next choice. Which is funny cause right now I am also using a red sea skimmer 1800
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I have them running side by side and so far there isn't much of a contest.
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