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Old 12-08-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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skimmer and adjusting

so i was looking into getting a cheapo skimmer like the seaclone 100. but i was reading about them and people said they have to constantly readjust them everyday, this is a lil too much work than id like to do, i dont mind every week but everyday is too much, then i talked to my lfs guy today and he said basically all skimmers are like that, but since all of you have used such a wide variety of skimmers is this true, do they really need such attention after a few weeks, or are there ones that are better, or what?
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
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The guy at the LFS is pulling your chain. I bet he sells Seaclones?
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:59 PM   #3
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actually he doesnt sell any skimmers, hes very honest, and he would have to order any skimmer that i wanted... so i dunno, thats why i wanna know if skimmers are like this
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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I have a seaclone, I hate it. Although is works OK....and I emphasis that it is just margional, it puts sooooo many bubbles in my tank that is is hard to enjoy my fish. I'm building a sump so I will put it down there, maybe that will help. I wouldn't recomend a seaclone. Maybe someone here will sell you a used bakpak or something. Look on ebay and captivereefs.com(remember 6% discount) and see if you can find a deal. Hope that helps a little.
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:13 PM   #5
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thanks, i was looking at cpr and remoras but they are kinda pricey...seaclone sounds liek a red light, from what ive read elsewhere and on this sight i think im gonna steer clear... thanks
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:17 PM   #6
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my skimmer (don't know the brand) was funky and needed adjusted daily for about 3 weeks. After that, it's all good and haven't touched it in 3 months. Think all new ones need to build up a film or just get broken in for 2 weeks or so.

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:20 PM   #7
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CPR bak-paks are really the cheapest skimmer that you can buy that's still pretty effective. The Red Sea Prizm line is worse than the SeaClones.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:25 PM   #8
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I have to adjust my Seaclone 100 everyday. I am saving now to get something better. Unless Santa see's this and gets me a good one for Christmas.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:20 AM   #9
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i haven't adjusted my acqua c since the day i bought it, might be skimming a little to much cause i am emptying it every other day, but no maintanence is involved and it works great.
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