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Old 06-16-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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New Protien Skimmer/

Hello my protien skimmer is not very usefull right now I have a SeaClone and it is constantly getting clogged and pruducing very little waste. I was wondering what protien skimmers you would suggest. I closed circut tank with no sump so I would prefer one that hangs on the back. I am willing to negotiate however please leave your input thanks.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:05 PM   #2
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Coralife Super Skimmer is an excellent option. So is the Remora. I don't have any experience with the Remora but i've heard "MANY" good comments about it. IME, the Coralife skimmer is great and cheap.
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:15 AM   #3
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I love this skimmer....a great price...easy setup....a pump is already included and you can use it for in-sump or HOB. I use one for my 46 gl bowfront and would not have it any other way....SeaClone is alright but you will continue to run into those problems. HTH
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I never had any problems with my seaclone, I had the big one, but I got a turbofloater on ebay and the seaclone is now gathering dust in the closet. My seaclone worked fine on my 55 and 75, but I ditched it when I upgraded to 100 gallon. I think it was rated for 100 gallons or more even, but I don't trust those ratings much.

I have heard good things about remora and bak-pak skimers for smaller tanks, but I like my turbofloater needle wheel skimmer. That thing cranks out tons of dry foam, but it is kinda tricky to set up.

Whatever you do, don't buy a skilter or a visi-jet. I have owned both and if you thought a sea-clone clogged up, you have not seen anything until you have owned a visi-jet. Skilters are just wisper hang on filters with noisy, crappy 6" tiny skimmers built in to them, and they suck.
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Berlin II (triple stage) has not let me down, is easy to clean, can be in sump or on a shelf (pump isn't attached to it). Rather large to hang on back, but could be done.

Stay away from pro clear aquatics skimmers.. they are a one piece unit that is a real pita to clean.
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I have an excalibur skimmer also it works great. Easy use! HTH
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Thank you for all the adivce, I think I am going to go w/ the Remora. Which is better however for a 65g tank the Makijet 1200 or the Mag3 do you think the Makijet 1200 will be enough or should I go w/ the Mag3?
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