Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa USA
Posts: 38
Skimmer types

I was going to get a used skimmer from a friend, but he sold it on ebay instead, so I am in the market for a new skimmer.

Will have a 75 gal reef with 30 gal refugium below.

I have seen AquaC mentioned on the boards, but any recs and inexpensive net sites to purchase.
__________________

__________________
sipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Stuart, FL
Posts: 106
Help support our sponsors -- I believe Captivereefs also offers an extra discout for AA members.

Here's the link for the Aqua C page

http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...ps&brandID=AQC

cheers!
__________________

__________________
nickthapainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 221
You won't find the Remora for much less than the standard $160'ish price, unless you want to try eBay for a used one.

Take nickthapainter's advice and visit Captive Reefs. I believe he is running a 10% discount for AA members though the end of December! Makes the Remora a fantastic deal.
__________________
Marine Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon RR * Established October 2004
Planted Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon * Established September 2005
ASpec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2004, 02:50 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa USA
Posts: 38
I found an awesome reference comparing all main protein skimmers on wetwebmedia.com

It shares one person's extensive experience with many skimmers and can help us all choose the one which best fits our needs.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i1/protein_skimmer_impressions.htm
__________________
on building block...

75 gal RR Oceanic with AqualightPro (2x150 watt HQI + 2x96 PC)/ 90# LS /90# LR/ Wavemaker

30 gal Refugium/RemoraPro & Mag 3/ 5# miracle Mud/ 10# LS. Light pending
sipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2004, 07:31 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 309
If you aren't set on the AquaC, take a look at Euroreef. I love mine--it skimmed yuck out of freshly mixed SW before I'd even added anything! Easy to set up and run and so far hasn't needed any adjustment.
__________________
_____________
Rebecca
75-gallon SW tank with 29-gallon sump
Euroreef ES5-3
2x Maxijet powerheads
Mag drive 9 return
Coralife 4x65 Lunar Aqualight
120 lbs rock from liverocks.com
1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
2 black Ocellaris, Squish and Smudge
3 chromis, too identical to name as yet, in QT
10-gallon tropical
29-gallon with two goldies, Carrot and Orangehead
blorkiemom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2004, 11:00 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 221
Thanks for the link... Good read.
__________________
Marine Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon RR * Established October 2004
Planted Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon * Established September 2005
ASpec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2004, 11:02 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa USA
Posts: 38
The EuroReefs are quite pricey, but I received a busted AquaC Remora Pro in the mail today. SO maybe I should have gone with them.
__________________
on building block...

75 gal RR Oceanic with AqualightPro (2x150 watt HQI + 2x96 PC)/ 90# LS /90# LR/ Wavemaker

30 gal Refugium/RemoraPro & Mag 3/ 5# miracle Mud/ 10# LS. Light pending
sipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2004, 12:42 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 221
Quote:
I received a busted AquaC Remora Pro in the mail today
Where do you order it from?
__________________
Marine Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon RR * Established October 2004
Planted Tank: Oceanic 58 Gallon * Established September 2005
ASpec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #9
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 1,783
It was purchased from me and the broken parts are going to be replaced. Just remember it is UPS breaks things in transit. Not the mail order companies or manufacturers. No one ships out broken merchandise hoping the end user will not see it.. Breakage is just part of the game when it comes to mail order. Your new parts will be in the mail monday.
__________________
captivereefs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Winnipeg,Manitoba,CANADA
Posts: 398
Send a message via MSN to arminkropp
I just wanted to say the link you provided has great info!

And stick with the Aqua C!!
__________________

__________________
arminkropp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
will different types of rams get along? sldp999 Cichlid Discussion 7 10-24-2008 03:51 PM
other types of clams? electrikat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 12-06-2004 03:59 PM
Types of critters mbjrc Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 12-03-2004 12:13 AM
Types of LR MrWrasse Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 04-03-2004 10:03 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.