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Old 11-30-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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Which Protein Skimmer should I buy?

I am trying to decide which protein skimmer I should purchase for my 55gal tank. I currently have a a few fish and inverts, as well as an anemone. After reading on skimmers most "experts" say they are a absolute necessity. I have narrowed it down to 3 models ( but would be open to any suggestions ), they are the Prizm Delux, the SeaClone 100gal, or the AquaC Remora. I have my tank in my TV room so would like one that is quiet if possible.

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Of the three...I'd go with the remora...but would actually upgrade to the remora pro, course I do believe in have a skimmer rated much higher than the size tank it's on
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remora for sure. spray injection is the future
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Remora definitely. And you'll want to get a surface skimmer to go with it. That will increase the effeciency of the skimmer more than anything else you can do.
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Skip the Seaclone they are junk. The red sea works goood but is a touch loud for a TV room. The Aqua-c is by far the best of the three and the best hang on skimmer period! I would do the pump upgrade if you buy one; never trust a Rio! I only sell them with upgraded pumps and have nevver had a problem with the maxi jet or mag 3 pumps.
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good man captive reefs rio just needs to quit
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Totally agree. I am thinking about not selling them anymore. I would feel horrible if a pump I sold fried someones tank!
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I'm with Darin on this. I don't sell the powerheads and I won't offer the Aqua C's with a Rio pump either. They just aren't dependable enough.
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another question in regard to skimmers

What brought about the whole skimmer thing was I went away for the holiday weekend and had my mother in law feed my fish. I came home to a tank heavy with greenish algea, where there had been none when I left. I suspect that she was overfeeding or left the light on too long. Anyway I was hoping the skimmer would help get rid of this.... am I on the right track, or should I do something else???
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A skimmer removes alot of free compounds that promote algae growth. It is a very nice piece of equipment to have in cases like the one you described above. If your tank goes into an algae bloom that easily i would say a skimmer is highly recomended. A few large water changes would not hurt either.
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