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Old 06-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Best protein skimmer to buy???

My tank is a red sea max 130d and the skimmer isn't great on it so I want to buy a new one to sit in the cabinet and just be fed with piping, I don't have a huge budget but want a decent skimmer up to £150. I could also do with an RO unit but again don't know anything about them such as which is best, any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:21 AM   #2
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honestly on a 35 gallon you don't really need a skimmer and can get away with just regular filtration and weekly waterchanges. my skimmer pulled out nothing from the water columb so i removed it
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When I had the skimmer in before it used to take a lot of waste out of the water but just wasn't that good, so I need a new one but dunno which to get
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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get an HOB reef octopus
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How much is that?
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if it was pulling a lot of waste out of the water, then apparently, it was pretty good.
just do weekly partial water changes and keep your skimmer, and your money.
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It was just really sensitive and I'd have to adjust it constantly to keep it working
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just like stated above, the octos are pretty good for the money, though i wouldn't even have a skimmer on a tank of that size. water changes will remove waste, and replenish elements at the same time.
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What X said. I'd focus more on getting an RO/Di unit. You can find a good cheap one under 100 or this one http://www.cfsco.net/fikemadehima.html
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When I had the skimmer in before it used to take a lot of waste out of the water but just wasn't that good, so I need a new one but dunno which to get
What "wasn't that good" about the last one? I love my Reef Octopus. It's an in sump skimmer though.
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