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Old 11-17-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Prism protien skimmer, reviews???

I recently bought a prism protien skimmer used for about 50 dollars, i know iv heard some not so good things about this, but its for my 29 gallon fish only tank, any advice is this oky for just my 29 gallon, or should i not even hook it up?
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Do you currently have a protein skimmer on the tank??
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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no i have nothing on it now
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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Well then IMO something is better than nothing until you can get something better to throw on it... i ran my 20 gal for a while with just a little LR and two HOB filters just fine... if i could have gotten something for that cheap i would have trown it on... HTH
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:30 PM   #5
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That's wierd I just bought one for 25 dollars for my 29 gallon. Anyways I like it, it may need a little tweaking to get it just right, but it's pretty simple too set up.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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I am a and I have a prizm pro on my 125g. I can't say that I have any real complaints, but maybe I don't know any better. I have a very small bio-load. I guess I will have to wait and see
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The Prism isn't too bad, but it seems to need to be adjusted every few days. Mine skims fine as long as I stay on top of it. I like to wet skim so every few days I need to increase the water flow through it.
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I also have a prizm with the surface skimmer. Just make sure you increase the flow every few days to keep it skimming properly.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:12 PM   #9
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I have the prizm pro, no surface attachment and it works just fine.

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Steve, I'm glad to see that you're using the prizm pro. I was given one, and was distressed to see the comments on it here. Mine's been running just a few days, and it's collecting a lot of dark waste (skimmate?)

The motor's a little loud. Might it help if I disassemble and reassemble the whole thing? Maybe the impeller might be out of line? Or will it always be noisy?
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