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Old 06-06-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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Will a Skimmer help me lower my Nitrates? If so, are there any suggestions on which one to buy. I would like to get a good one that will not need to be replaced every year. Thanks and have a great weekend.
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Will a Skimmer help me lower my Nitrates?
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If so, are there any suggestions on which one to buy.
For what size tank?
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It is a 90 gallon tank.
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I have had good luck with a berlin classic skimmer in the past, I would use it with a mag-drive 7. I am intrigued by the turbo skimmers and have heard good things about them. Other skimmers I would recommend would be an appropriately sized Euro-Reef skimmer (check Marine Depot), and the Aqua-C skimmers.
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I like the Red Sea Berlin. The Aqua C Remora Pro would probably be a good one also. My choice would be the Berlin with a Mag 7 though.
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Does your tank have a sump?
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I've used ETS, aquamedic, red sea berlin and prizm pro, seaclones , excaliburs, and Euroreefs. Out of those my favorite by far has been the Euroreef, and its what I'm using on all my tanks now. They are excellent build quality, easy to setup and clean, easy to adjust, and produce a consistent skimmate without having to constantly tinker with anything.
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Doing tanks for 5 years along with a marine tank setup/maintenance business. Seen it all I would stay away from prizm, to finicky. Sea clone is cheap garbage. Precision marine not bad but air adjustment can get sensitive,Red Sea is good but in mine and many others opinion the Aqua C Remora pro with mag drive and the skimmer box is arguably the best, as far as HOT Units. very small, very powerful, a child could set it up. Figure $ 275.00 complete with box and mag, free shipping. Lowest I have seen so far is at inlandreef.net, unless someone else has seen a better deal.
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I am a little confused about the sump question earlier. I have a SeaLife model 100 wet/dry filter. Is this the same as a sump? Can I install the Protien skimmer in there? Thanks for the help.
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Not sure why everyone looks down on the seaclone. I've been running one for a few months and it works fine. It comes with a maxi-jet powerhead and the rest is plastic like all the other skimmers - so I'm not sure why it's "cheap garbage". If you have an unlimited budget then I would say go ahead for the expensive ones @ $250 and up, but I can recommend the seaclone if you have a limited budget and 75gal or less tank.
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