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Old 08-08-2011, 04:26 AM   #11
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I heard red sea makes some real good skimmers. That's what I would of looked into, but I got a hydor skimmer. There about the same price when I checked. I got a hydor 450 performer skimmer! It's a great skimmer, works great for the heavy bio-load of my tank. A little bit more work then the red sea's. So worth the 400 i paid Its a great skimmer, i would not send mine back. But they want a lot of money for them. The only downfall.

The expence of the sw world is gonna be a good skimmer, lights, and the filtration. All depending on who goes with what.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:28 AM   #12
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Thanks for the tip Unfortunately I can't budget $400 for a skimmer, but I'm looking at a used Aqua C EV180 atm for about $180 which I think may be a good pick up? I'm only getting a few LPS coral and maybe 3-5 fish.

You're right though, so many options!
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:36 AM   #13
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Thanks for the tip Unfortunately I can't budget $400 for a skimmer, but I'm looking at a used Aqua C EV180 atm for about $180 which I think may be a good pick up? I'm only getting a few LPS coral and maybe 3-5 fish.

You're right though, so many options!
Unfortunately I have not used that brand. So I am not any help there, but looking at some of the reviews of the skimmer or YouTube videos of the skimmer gives a good idea, if it would fit your tank. Hope it does! 400 for a skimmer is over kill, but that sounds like a good price!
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