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Old 04-10-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer buying advice

Hi, I'm looking to purchase my first protein skimmer for my tank... I have a 40gallon breeder tank.

No sump, or plans on getting one in the near future....

What do you people suggest? I've read that you can buy to big of a skimmer, so I want to make sure I dont over due it.

Eventualy I would like to upgrade to 55-100galon tank.

I found this guide: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/ar...pt_id=&aid=434

Are any of these units good?
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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well if you dont plan on getting a sump....correct me if im wrong but the larger skimmers requires a sump...sorta. your only choice would be a hang on back skimmer. i would reccomend a AquaC remora.

http://www.proteinskimmer.com/products/Remora.htm
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I used a Seaclone for years and loved it! Great for starting out!
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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i second the AquaC remora, IMO. I have heard lots og bad reviews on the seaclone... good luck!!
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What model of the AquaC Remora do you suggest? Is it not true you can get to powerful of a unit?
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:21 PM   #6
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If you're asking if you can "overskimm" the answer is no. But that doesnt mean you should put a 4 foot DIY skimmer on a 12g nano cube.
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Whats the difference between the AquaC Remora and the Pro version?
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I guess these are the choices I have.. Whats the difference?

Aqua C Remora Protein Skimmer
with Rio 800 Pump
Your Price $158.99

Aqua C Remora Protein Skimmer
with MJ1200 Pump
Your Price $163.99

Aqua C Remora Pro Protein Skimmer
with Rio 1400 Pump
Your Price $208.99

Aqua C Remora Pro Protein Skimmer
with Mag 3 Pump
Your Price $226.99
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I use a AquaC EV1000. I have no direct experience with the remora so I guess this is just a plug for AquaC
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