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Old 09-21-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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Are the Prism or Seaclone 100 good skimmers for a small FOLR set up, the reason I ask is because I can get either from a friend brand new for $35. I have a 20gal setup. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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Actually I bought a bakpak2 after reading about the two above.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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good move. I haven't owned a bakpak, but I did have a prizm and upgraded it after about 4 weeks.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
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I like my Bakpak, heard the Remora is better though. The preskimmer box makes it more efficient but it takes up valuable real estate. The grass is always greener...
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For the price they are good. Both the backpak and the remora are more expensive. Upward to 2X as expensive. For a 20 gal tank the prizm will take up the least amount of intake realestate. Add a 10gal sump to the system and you can then put the skimmer on the sump and wont have to worry about the space it takes.
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You may want to purchase the prism for the 35 bucks and later upgrade to a better skimmer.

I have a CPR Bak Pak 2R which I like alot. Along with the pre-skimmer box, it works very effeciently, but like phases99 said, the box does take up valuable real estate. (although it does hide that nasty pump and the tubes and wires.)

I ultimatly chose it over the remora because the remora uses a waterfall style return and I felt a return tube would ultimately be quiter. The only problem is that they are about 100 bucks more than what you would be paying for your friends old skimmer.
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If you think it'll be years and years before you upgrade to a larger tank, then get teh prism.
If you think in a year you might trade up to a 55gallon...get the CPR.
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