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Old 10-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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Must get new Skimmer!

Alright, this topic has pretty much been beaten to death, but I'd like to ask a question.

First, background. I currently own a Berlin Red Sea HOB Turbo, but I have had numerous issues with getting it to work properly. I have tinkered and played with the skimmer for too long!!!!!!! Recently, it is not getting airflow through the venturi. I've dismantled and cleaned the pump and airline with no success. Right after putting the skimmer back together and putting it back in the tank, it will work for a day or two then go back to not producing any bubbles. Beyond this, I have never felt that the skimmer was producing enough waste in the collection cup. I have a 75 gallon reef, and the collection cup won't even fill up after two weeks!

Since I am still relatively new to the hobby, its probably my fault. Regardless, I'm very interested in getting a new HOB skimmer and would like to request some help from AA.

So here it is........What is the best HOB Skimmer, with the highest ease-of-use??

Millions and millions of thanks to whomever helps me in making a decision.

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Old 10-11-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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If you want a HOB, take a look at the Remora Pro with a Mag3 pump:

http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...ra.asp?CartId=
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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OR!

a CPR Bak Pak 2R.
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Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

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Old 10-11-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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75g is a bit much for a BakPak 2/2R :P
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2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //

*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:33 PM   #5
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ah. didn't catch that.
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Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

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Old 10-12-2004, 12:42 AM   #6
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Remora pro with mag 3. I have sold alot of them to AA.com members and have never gotten one complaint.
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