Originally Posted by Keithhjs
I'm looking to get some input from everyone. I am looking to upgrade my protein skimmer. I am currently using a Coralife needle wheel skimmer in sump but I want to switch to an external skimmer. I was considering the Red Sea C Skim 1800 but I read conflicting reports. I want to invest in a really good skimmer that works consistently. My current one works fine except sometimes the adjustment gets off a little and it overflows water (which has subsequently flooded my cabinet) and I want to upsize so I will need to run externally due to space constraints. Any input is appreciated.
Im not sure your gonna find a external skimmer for your size and price range. Or are you takking about HOB
skimmers? (hang on back)
External skimmers are usually very large meant for large systems where it fitting in a sump is not really possible. Such as for zoos/aquariums etc. they literally need their own small room. Thats about all i know about 'external skimmers'
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.