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Old 01-26-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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what kind of skimmer?

i have a 90 gallon and eventually i will add live rock but not right now im gonna start with decorative rock to keep it simple, i have eheim 2217 canister i will use the tank came with a stand and a canopy if this matters, i want to know the right skimmer to use if u dont mind let me know why it is the best choice, iam obviously a beginner with no prior saltwater experience i greatly appreciate any and all feedback THANKS
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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Well, after my research with a 90 gallon, I would go either Euro-Reef or Aqua C. Here are some links for ya from one of our sponsors 8)

Aqua C EV120/180:
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Euro-Reef CS6-2:
http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...=ps&brandID=ER

Or a Euro-Reef clone: ASM G1X/G3
http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...ps&brandID=asm

Whatever you decide, I would highly suggest against any kind of SeaClone/Prizm unit, or any kind of Skilter. Tried the first and the last, and hated them. Others here have similar thoughts on them. ETSS I hear is good as well, btw. Find one you think you like, post it here, and I'm sure we'll advise ya further. One thing I've learned... don't skim on the skimmer!

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Old 01-26-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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Do you want a hang on skimmer or an in sump model?
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #4
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Forgot to ask that first. Thanks Darin!

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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I'm going to guess, since a canister filter was mentioned, that there won't be a sump. I'd go with an Aqua C Remora Pro with a Mag 3 pump...that's about your best choice for an HOB skimmer. It's simple...it uses high pressure injection so there is no venturi and no air adjustments. It doesn't require flow adjustments. All you have to do is set the height of the collection cup. It's a very efficient skimmer and the Mag 3 pump is one of the more reliable pumps...much better than a Rio. It will sit there and skim without constant adjustment and without dumping water in your floor...something the Prizm is famous for.
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i have the cpr back pak and im very very hapy with it.
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Old 01-27-2005, 03:51 AM   #7
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If you do go with a hang on sklimmer the AquaC remora pro w/mag 3 would be the only way to go. Any other hang on skimmer will be to small for a 90.
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Darin,

just because I like CPR's...would the CPR 'dual' bak-pak work on a 90? (essentially 2 CPR bak-pak 2's, built as one unit).
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:37 PM   #9
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It may but i am not a big fan of the bo bale. It tends to trap more detritus over time. I am going to start offering the dual bak pak soon so i will have a better opinion in time. Only drawback is 2 pumps in the water addding more heat and using more power. I do think it would be a suitable substitute though but i still think the AquaC has the advantage.
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