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Old 06-18-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
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Berlin Classic vs. AquaC Urchin

Sorry to submit another comparison like this. And yes, I'm basically hoping y'all can all tell me which skimmer to purchase for a 55 gallon reef with a 15 gallon sump (skimmer in sump). Majority rules... I'll give the poll three days duration.

So, what do you think: the Berlin Classic or the AquaC Urchin? Whichever I choose, I will upgrade to a MaxiJet PH.

Opinions from experience are especially appreciated.

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Old 06-18-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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my vote is berlin also i bought one and did a lot of research first.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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Thanks, timbo2! You are now my favorite member. I especially loved your work in the forum, "It's About Time to Get this Party Started"--one of my favorites!

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Woah...I can't believe I have favorite posts and such... Y'all should make trading cards...
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:59 PM   #5
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****, I sent that last reply too soon. Rock on, alrmc4! I wouldn't trade your card for a timbo2. Not yet, anyway...

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Oh, and overall value is a consideration, so keep price in mind, too.

Keep it up, All-Stars!

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Old 06-18-2003, 11:02 PM   #7
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I have no experience with the Urchin, but I can say Aqua C makes excellent skimmers, their Remora/Remora Pro HOB skimmer is considered the best HOB skimmer on the market. The Urchin, I believe is their in sump version of the Remora. I don't think you can go wrong with the Berlin on that size tank either, I used a Berlin Classic to skim a 150g tank (I used a mag 9.5 for the pump) and was pleased with the job it did. Either way you get a good skimmer, this might be one of those win/win situations where you look to the best price for a guide.
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Old 06-19-2003, 12:39 AM   #8
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The score is as follows:

Berlin: 2
AquaC: 1

It's close, folks. Nomar Garciaparra could break this thing wide-open from the clutch, though... Nomar?

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Since I don't have any experience with the Urchin and I do with the Berlin, I'd have to go with the Berlin. You'll want to put at least a Mag 5 on it if not a Mag 7 though. Be careful when you screw the fitting into the venturi as it's easily cracked if you overtighten it. The Berlin I'm using consistently pulls good dry skimate and it's very easy to disassemble for cleaning.
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Old 06-19-2003, 12:47 PM   #10
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Thanks Michael,

That was a good discussion...I enjoyed reading it again...
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