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 05-10-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 182
protein skimmer

What kind of protein skimmer would you all recomend for a 36 gallon tank?
__________________

__________________
tbrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI (any others?)
Posts: 148
well... there are many many many options available just because just about every fish equip manf. knows that every salt tank owner needs to get one. So everyone is out there to have the best pictures on the box etc.

Take some advice from me, someone who started off on the WRONG track.

Although Seaclone Protein skimmers are cheap and actually do work, they take far too much time to get right, and then the foam production can sometimes take some time to start up. So its a little frustrating getting it all started.

You will want to invest in a good skimmer. You can actually build a nice skimmer, it may not look as fancy as a model off the store shelves, but believe me afterwords your wallet will still be looking fancy

OK, so assuming you dont want to do the research online finding out how to make one. ASM is the new good skimmer... I am actually expecting one in soon. However... the shipping is taking forever.... (of course not really the skimmers fault). But its a knock off of the Euro Reef models (the company split into two, and ASM was born)

Well there you have it.

Actually one question to wonder - what is your bio load like?

Of course a really heavy bio load would want to have something a bigger than what it is rated for. I bought the ASM G2 for a 75 gal tank.

Well goodluck on your seemingly endless journey to find a nice skimmer.

-Max
__________________

__________________
maxamillion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mankato MN
Posts: 863
Send a message via MSN to gooyferret Send a message via Yahoo to gooyferret
AquaC is a good company im very happy with mine. You could try a seaclone but i dont recommend it i had 2 of them and they sucked. Excaliburs are very good from what i hear also. Just look around and see whats in your price budget....remember you get what you pay for!
__________________
" 'TAP TAP TAP'...Here fishy fishy fishy"
gooyferret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 01:36 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 87
I have a Bak Pak 2R with a maxi-jet 1200 and I love it
__________________
MAIN TANK:
30 gallon reef tank w/DIY overflow, SCWD
Water Temp 78.1F
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent Actinic
2-Moonlight LED
50# Fiji Live Rock
30# Argonite Sand
FISH:
Yellow Watchman Goby, Scooter Blenny, Strawberry Basslet, 6 Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonet
INVERTS:
Cortez Crabs, Scarlet Hermit Crabs, Blue Legged Hermit Crabs, Black Turbo Snails, Cerith Snails, Bumble Bee Snails, Astera Snails, 3 Pepermint Shrimp, Feather Duster, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Clam
CORALS:
Frogspawn, Mushrooms, Zoos, Polyps, Galaxea,
Starburst, Xenia

REFUGIUM:
10 Gallon Tank
CPR Bak-Pak2R Skimmer
2-10w 50/50 Compact Florescent
20# Argonite Sand
10# Fiji Live Rock/Rubble
Chaeto, Red Garacillia
Flsprophet2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 10:46 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
I'm running a CPR Bak-Pak 2R, upgraded to use a MaxiJet 1200 pump. Works well. You can find em online for $104.
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arkansas, USA
Posts: 278
Send a message via AIM to Ximat
I use seaclone's on my tanks. I love them, have never had a problem with them, and they fill about a cup every two to three days.

Many people here say they are junk, but i guess it is peronsal preference.
__________________
Ximat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 12:35 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
i use a aqua c remora HOB skimmer with the maxi jet 1200 up grade.

maxamillion, how do you like your ASM G2? i am thinking of getting one for my 75g in progress

steve r
__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 06:14 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI (any others?)
Posts: 148
Steve... I will have to tell you tomorrow, the company I bought it from is really taking its time (granted it was shipped ground and crossed over the weekend).

But yeah, hopefully I will have it set up tomorrow, my seaclone just isn't cutting it....

I have actually resorted to turning my entire tank into a huge skimmer recently. I put an airhose into the intake of my rio's and left them for 2 hours until no more foam was made... it worked great, and got my tank crystal clear in a few hours. It was my way of supplementing the Seaclone.

I'll keep everyone updated once I get in the ASM. I plan on plumbing it out of the sump, just because of the lack of space thats in the sump as it is.

I guess I shouldnt complain about space in the sump, as the 20gal long tank is a huge upgrade from the 10gal I had as a sump prior to that.

-Max
__________________
maxamillion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 07:14 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 182
Thanks for all the help, there are so many out there its hard to chose. i have four fish: two clowns, yellow tail damsel, and bicolor blenny. Im thinking either the bak pak 2R or Aqua C.
__________________
tbrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2005, 10:28 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to SeriousDude5
I would say a seaclone I have one and it works wonders!
__________________

__________________
SeriousDude5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
protein, protein skimmer, 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
***FOR SALE*** RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 09:47 PM
RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER *TRADE* mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 09:44 PM
FS: AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w/ Skimmer Box (USED) jmh2536 Archive 1 07-26-2006 02:45 PM
Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer roka64 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 06-20-2006 07:27 PM
Protein Skimmer SerLunchbox Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 02-03-2005 02:51 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 PM.


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