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Old 07-02-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Wondering what skimmer would anyone recommend for a 55 gallon FOWLR
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #2
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the general consensus here most always seems to be the aqua-c remora hob type skimmer...but there are also several ppl that stand by the cpr-bakpak2 which is also hob type, which i myself am looking at probably buying
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:25 AM   #3
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Remora will out perform the Bak Pak 2, but it is also about 50% more in price. CPR Bak Pak 2 would still be better than the Prizm or Sea Clone though.

If anyone is interested, I have a lightly used 6-7 month old Bak Pak 2 (not the R) for $75 + shipping. It was used in a FO tank so there is no coraline or calcium buildup, relatively clean unit.
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I had a sea clone going for 2 monthes and could never get it to do anything. It was way to touchy. So I bought the Aqua-C. Super easy, hang on back, plug in pump, and away she goes. Works awsome with no adjusting at all. All I do is rinse out the collection cup every couple of days. This is one a 29gal by the way, but a friend has it on a 55 and it works great.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:57 AM   #5
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I've got a Kent Nautilus TE and it does great! It's an in-sump skimmer, though, and I think a lot of people around here use HOB types.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:20 PM   #6
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A remora Pro would be perfect!
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:55 PM   #7
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I just ordered an Aqua-c EV-180 to replace my CPR BackPack II in sump skimmer for my 55gal Reef. I dont think the CPR does enough for me. The EV can be mounted in sump or out depending on your setup. I personally dont like to have anything hanging off the back of my tank. I just wish i could get rid of all the wires.
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Wow stresco,
that's what I would say: "can you supersize that please"......

As Martha might say, oversizing is a "good thing"!
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