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Old 12-08-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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buying on ebay

hey every one. im starting a new 30 gal tank and my biggest desicion sofar is the skimmer. i was thinking about the cpr back pack, but its still pritty expencive. i found a cupple of small hot skimmers on ebay and i was wondering if anyone has had any bad/good experiences.
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Link? There are a lot of different HOT skimmers, no idea which one(s) you are talking about
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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spicificly the cpr backpack. its on ebay but ill look for a link. theres also some other hot "skilters". skilter was the product name. and all of the ones that i saw were atleast half off the retail price
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skilters are crap! Don't even waste your cash
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:28 AM   #5
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really? why? ive heard some really good things about the cpr backpack thogh. but still. is buying on ebay worth it?!?!?!?!
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Skilters really do not work well for almost everyone, hence they are crap. It is not even new crap, for years people have been saying, "I can not believe I bought this (*@&ing Skilter! It does not work!"

Depending on the price on eBay, it could be worth it. You would likely not get the warranty, but the number of things that can go wrong with an acrylic box protein skimmer is almost non-existant. Alos, check out www.amekaaquatics.com, they sell Factory Seconds CPR equipment at a good price.
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We bought our Jebo182 on ebay and we love it.
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:04 PM   #8
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sweet. thanks for the link. any other bad/good experiences on ebay?
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:39 PM   #9
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eBay is what you make of it. I have sold and bought roughly 150 items on eBay. I have perfect feedback, through those transactions. Only one was 'bad' and I was able to work it out with the other person.
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-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
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I along with a couple other AA members have the Remora Aqua C
Great unit!!

Got mine at www.jlaquatics.com

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