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Old 11-21-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Which Skimmer??

Im thinking about getting a skimmer and dont know which one to get. Ive been looking at the prizim models and they look alright i guess. My 29 gallon FO aquarium, which is 4 months old has been have alge blooms on and off lately. It had one large on during the fist two weeks of cycling but the hermits took care of it. I am using a hang on filter, which i know isnt the greatest, and a powerhead for circulation. If i get a skimmer would i have to use the hang on filter anymore? I dont have LR but have about 20 lbs base rock and some 35 more on the way. I was also thinking about a canister filter, but not sure which way is better. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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I plan on turning this into a reef after i get LR to seed my base rock.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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People say Prizms are garbage. I have no expierience personally here.

A Remora will fit that tank. CPR BackPack should too. I love my Urchin (in sump Remora)
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:50 PM   #4
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My choice would be an Aqua C Remora with a Maxi Jet 1200 pump. I wouldn't even consider anything else. The CPR BakPak is, of course, an option, but people I know who have switched to the Remora say it works much better than the BakPak.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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What im really looking for is a good hang on skimmer since i dont have a sump unfortunatly....thanks for the advice anyways!
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:01 PM   #6
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Then you want the Remora
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My choice would be an Aqua C Remora with a Maxi Jet 1200 pump. I wouldn't even consider anything else. The CPR BakPak is, of course, an option, but people I know who have switched to the Remora say it works much better than the BakPak.
Aqua C Remora with a Maxi Jet 1200 pump all the way !
And if you upgrade to a 60 you'll still be fine !
I love mine and soon will be placed on the back of my Fuge...
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Yep you cannot go wrong with a Remora! Where in WI are you located?
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I like the Bak Pak 2R alot. so...just a different suggestion... you will need your HOB filter as long as you don't have any live rock. And there is nothing wrong with HOB filters. Get a Large Emperor 400 filtration unit and your water will be clean and clear with no problems!
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I like my bak-bak 2R...the Remora will serve you well also.
But I speak from experience when I say run FAR away from the Prizm skimmer...it's total junk...but you don't realize how bad of a skimmer it really is until you fight with one for several months and then buy a real skimmer and experience what it can do.
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