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Old 09-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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need help on deciding on a protein skimmer please!

so i have a 45 gallon tank, it originally had the remora nano skimmer installed on it that worked well for about a month and then totally did nothing for my tank because i think i had the nano version and not the pro. so my tank has been without a skimmer for probally 5 months and i have noticed red slime algea starting to appear on my rocks. So i am ready to invest in another protein skimmer but i really want to spend my money on the best possible skimmer for my tank. Do you guys think i should just go with the remora pro? or does anyone have any suggestions for a better more reliable HOB protein skimmer any help would be awesome guys please i dont want to waste my money on junk
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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i would also need a recommendation on a RO unit as well that would be good for my 45 gallon tank
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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You can upgrade the pump on the skimmer and get more out of it.

Also, here is a good ro/di unit

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This is the RO/DI unit I have. I have been pleased with it. You can get a 100 gal a day for #11.00 less but I think the 150 is well worth it.

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Can't help you with the skimmer because I know nothing about them. I will be following along though because I also have a 45 and may want to add a skimmer.
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You can upgrade the pump on the skimmer and get more out of it.

Also, here is a good ro/di unit

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You beat me to the punch. LOL I took Carey's advice when I bought mine and she did me right.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
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thats awesome guys thanks so much, so carey about the protein skimmer you think i should just keep my nano skimmer and just update the pump or would i be better off with the pro with like the maxi jet 1200 cause with my nano i had a rio 800 i believe not to sure but i do know it was a rio and i know their not the best quality of pumps
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I have the remora pro with a mj1200 on my 55g. I think if you went up to a mj 1200 you would pretty much have the same results I get. The nano one is just a tad shorter and has the smaller pump. It's worth spending the $25 to see instead of wasting almost $175 on a whole new skimmer. The pro is recommended for up to 70g I believe with the 1200 and 120 with the mag3. So I think it's just a matter of the pumps.
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ok does the mj1200 fit on the remora nano? i don't know if they have different size input hoses so i just want to make sure before i look into it
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and yea i totally get what your saying with spending alot less money to see the results but i much rather just get the best option money aside that will cure my red cyno and get my tank looking much better i dont mind investing in a new skimmer if its really going to help my tank out in the long run
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The nano one can take a mj900 so its a matter of seeing what the width is on that hose. I'm gonna try to find out for you.
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