Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-23-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ca
Posts: 2
Prizm skimmers

Does anyone have any experience with this skimmer? Is it quiet? Any thoughts.

http://www.petsolutions.com/cgi-bin/...036.100000&l=1

Thanks,
Bryan
__________________

__________________
Fishface4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 124
I put one in my sump for about 4 months and had mixed results. It lost the prime often and now the pump has craped out. On That Pet Place.com they say it can be installed in a sump but Red Sea does not recommend it. A friend of mine has one and is using it as a hang on. I think he likes it. I bought a Sea Clone 100 and am very happy with it. The total volume running through the skimmer is much more. The amount of ugly dirty greenish-brown water is more and I would recommend it over the Prism. Again though, I am using it in a sump. Another post on this site mentioned problems with the Sea Clone returning bubbles to his tank when used as a hang-on.
__________________

__________________
maiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 01:22 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Highland Illinois
Posts: 556
Send a message via Yahoo to kribbz
the prizm is very loud. don't plan on putting it in your room at night. but other than that i think it is alright. if you can afford it go with the cpr bakpak i hear really good things about it. i think you can even get a refurbished one somewhere on the net for cheaper. it would work the same just have a little defect in the acrylic or something minor.
__________________
"The brighter you are, the more you have to learn."
-Don Herold
kribbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 03:59 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
I have found it to be as loud as any other ventrui style skimmer. The noise is caused by the air being injected at the impellers and being mixed with the water. I personally found it to become a little quiter as the skimmer gets some age on it (after a week or two).

You can use it on your sump in a HOB fashon. It should not be put IN the sump as I dont think the PH is sealed.

For the price I think they are one of the best skimmers you can find. WHen you compair them to a skimmer thats over twice its cost then no they are not as good.

I ran this skimmer in my bedroom with no problems. Then I moved and ran the tank in my dinning room with no problems. Now its down on my 80 in my sump. I use it sparingly.

If you have a DIY canopy it can help quite it down some because the noise has to go thru the caonpy to get into the room.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 109
What size tank are you planning to put the prizm on. IMHO I would not use it on a tank larger than 40 gallons. I used one on my 50 gal. reef and it can't compare to the remora pro I have on it now. I currently have the prizm on my 10 gal nano and it works great for that application.

Brian
__________________
BrianH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 124
Actually the mag-drive power head is epoxy sealed and I brought that up to Red Sea and after reading That Fish Place description of use they agreed to replace the pump.

I don't know if That Fish Place changed the info yet but it did say that it could be used "in" the sump and I did not see anything in the instruction book that stated otherwise.

I would still recommend the Sea Clone over it just due to the fact that the skimming process is much more aggressive and the results are visibly better.
__________________
maiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 04:30 PM   #7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sea Clone,,,,can't beat it for the price...
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 05:19 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Highland Illinois
Posts: 556
Send a message via Yahoo to kribbz
i have had the sea clone as well as the prizm and operation wize the sea clone is alot more quiet than the prizm. i am a very light sleeper so for me that prizm was just way to loud. i did have some problems with my sea clone however it kept coming apart from it's seal around the bottom of the skimmer. i had to build a shelf for it to sit on so it wouldn't leak all over the floor.
__________________
"The brighter you are, the more you have to learn."
-Don Herold
kribbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 01:15 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ca
Posts: 2
Thanks for all the reply's. Good info.
__________________
Fishface4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 05:47 PM   #10
Yokhannan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by kribbz
the prizm is very loud. don't plan on putting it in your room at night. but other than that i think it is alright. if you can afford it go with the cpr bakpak i hear really good things about it. i think you can even get a refurbished one somewhere on the net for cheaper. it would work the same just have a little defect in the acrylic or something minor.

www.amekaaquatics.com just lowered their 'factor seconds' price on the bakpak to $104, for anybody that cares.... sort of off-topic, sorry.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
prizm, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
prizm skimmers sir_dudeguy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 05-15-2006 06:16 PM
Aqua C Remora vs Red Sea Prizm Skimmers Good Crab Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 04-22-2006 10:46 PM
prizm skimmer pluk1992 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 08-01-2005 10:45 PM
Protein Skimmers Red Sea Prizm Pro? What Do You Think? xxnonamexx General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 05-26-2005 06:07 PM
Prizm Skimmers Petey Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 01-18-2005 02:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.