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Old 03-28-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Quiet skimmer

I need a quiet skimmer. For a 125 gal tank

I have an old turboflotor that my wife is ready to kill me over
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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I am using a Bubble Magus BM 180-ex and it's completely silent.
This one is using the same pump-
Bubble Magus BM 220A Protein Skimmer Brand New | eBay

Or you can try to get this one-
Bubble Magus 180 EX Protein Skimmer 400 Gal Rating | eBay

$275.00 is a bit crazy though, when you can have that 220A for $275.00 shipped.
About $150.00 would be as high as I would go. Used stuff is worth half of new IMO.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:12 AM   #3
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Google sca 302 skimmer rated for 180 for $169.quiet and works great.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:08 AM   #4
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Life reef skimmers are super quiet and they are hand made once it's ordered he makes it right then and there and if u wanted to modify the hight and anything u can call him and he will accommodate your needs I only run his skimmers because I was tried of trying out different skimmers some say there are quiet but wernt so when I ordered his I was hooked because it was so quiet and worked great
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Google sca 302 skimmer rated for 180 for $169.quiet and works great.
The skimmers I posted pull twice the air.
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I agree with Mr. X the cheaper skimmers don't pull much air but some are just over pieced and look fancy
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:53 PM   #7
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So what should I buy?

I want one that will quiet my wife and work like a champ
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
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Lifereef skimmer are the best custom skimmer ever go to lifereef.com and order one or call him up and ask him to make u a ultra quiet skimmer
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Firstly check that your skimmer isn't touching the glass sides of the sump, specifically the motor. You can also raise it slightly with a this piece of foam. If you have done that you could try cleaning the motor/pump. If that all fails then it's time to replace I guess. I found my skimmer to be loud as heck if it was touching anything, isolated from the glass it's silent and works great. It's an swc skimmer and I like it.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #10
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Thanks puffer

In due for an upgrade I have an old turboflotor with a rio pump and it's not producing as well as I think I need

If I can use the noise as an excuse to upgrade I'm a happy man
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