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Old 10-31-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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RO unit & Prot. Skimmer

I need to know what you guys recomend for a good RO unit and Protein Skimmer. I have a 150 tank that is primiarly going to be a fish only tank. I dont mind spending the money but I want a good unit for the money, Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:03 AM   #2
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I'm happy with my eBay unit from aquasafecanada. filterdirect is another one. Figure about $90-$100 for a good unit, new sediment and carbon filters every 6 months or so ($50 gives you 2 years).
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www.aquariumwaterfilters.com makes some very good RO units. I belive you can purchase from them directly or thru resllers like captivereefs.com
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Before we respond to the skimmer question, are you planning to run a sump/refugium? Cuz in-sump skimmers are more efficient than the hang-on types.
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Old 11-01-2004, 10:40 AM   #5
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i'm happy with my aquasafe unit from canada as well, i bought it on ebay for 95 dollars. as for protein skimmer, do you have a sump with your 150 gal?
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:09 AM   #6
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On a 150 an in sump skimmer is almost required; most hangon skimmers are not powerful enough for a 150 system. I would go with a Euroreef CS6-1 or a AquaC EV180. For an RO/DI Unit i like the AquaFX models. American made with a great company to back it up!
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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Yes I'm running a 30 gallon sump, Guess I should have gave all the info right the first time,lol
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