Is this skimmer a "Plug and Play" or will it need adjusting to perform well? i.e. airflow or waterflow adjusting
The setup is about as plug-n-play as you can get. The only thing to adjust is the height of the collection cup. Once you get the collection cup to a heght that works good for your tank, you rarely have to worry about it.
Is there any special types of maintenance I will need to perform for this skimmer?
Basic pump maintence applies to the Mag 3. People would typically not reccomend the Rio pumps with the Remoras because they require a lot of maintence to run right. The skimmer itself can last for a very long time before you have to clean it. Once the skimmer gets a little gunked up, they actually work better
I am buying a Remora in the next few days. I kept trying to find a cheaper solution, but the extra money for the Remora with a good pump seems well worth it.
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