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Old 05-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Skimmer suggestions?

My skimmer died after only 6 months. It's was a Eshopps PK75H HOB. My boyfriend bought it at the suggestion of the LFS without researching or comparing products. Grrr now I have to replace it.

Any suggestions for a HOB skimmer for a 72 gallon tank.

Needs to be able to ship to Canada.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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There isn't very much out there that will handle your water volume and hang on the back that I would recommend. I'm thinking a Coralife Super Skimmer 125 would be better than what you had.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Any way to add a sump to this system? I have never had a HOB skimmer but a lot of people seem to like the red sea HOB skimmers.. give those a look maybe?
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Any way to add a sump to this system? I have never had a HOB skimmer but a lot of people seem to like the red sea HOB skimmers.. give those a look maybe?
The specs says it is good only up to 40 gal
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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Sorry... Meant Reef Octopus
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:03 AM   #6
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But I might consider the Red Sea for my 28 gal nano lol
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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Check out reef octopus like mr.x it's the bh1000,bh2000,bh90. I looked at those for my 40g until I got the aquamaxx hob-1 rated for a 75g because of the pump it has in it
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I meant aadair22 sorry to both mr.x and aadair22
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No worries. The reason I didn't mention octos, which are very good, is because of the water volume. I always suggest a skimmer rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume. The skimmer the OP had previously was definitely under powered. The SS125 can be mesh wheel modded for more efficiency, and I think it's a decent choice for a 72 (not to be confused with the ss65. This skimmer I would not recommend).
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