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Old 02-03-2012, 10:48 AM   #141
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The foot print for that skimmer is 15 inches by 9 which means that would have to fit in the sump. It should fit, might be a little tight though
Should I try it and see if the guy still has it or keep looking?

I just found this too. What do you think Carey?

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #142
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Sorry, the skimmer is crappy and the mag drive isnt that cheap. :-( I would keep looking. Youre on the right track though. If that mag drive was say $30 i would buy it. lol You will need a return pump for the sump so you'll need a pump at some point. Youre just looking in Miami right? I'll go take a peek and see if I cant find anything for you.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #143
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Found a skimmer

Protein Skimmer

I gotta say, the prices in south florida are crazy!!! Alot of those setups I saw you could get for half the price in my area of Florida!
The skimmer I linked is decent enough but I wouldnt pay $200 for it. It also looks clean so thats a plus.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #144
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I gotta say, the prices in south florida are crazy!!! Alot of those setups I saw you could get for half the price in my area of Florida!
The skimmer I linked is decent enough but I wouldnt pay $200 for it. It also looks clean so thats a plus.
I was also looking at treasure coast. The prices are higher, that's why when y'all kept dating you'll find lower I'm like I doubt it! I would actually like to have an all good equipment set up so I'll skip the decent one and I'll keep looking. I'm not in a hurry to buy junk. I'm also thinking of re staining my stand so I'm gonna go HD and see what they have for colors. I want to make it a dark cherry color.
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Sounds good! Was the tank full or empty when you got it? You might want to do a water test on the tank to make sure it holds water if it was empty at purchase. Thats what I do with all the used tanks I buy, in the garage with water for at least a week.
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Sounds good! Was the tank full or empty when you got it? You might want to do a water test on the tank to make sure it holds water if it was empty at purchase. Thats what I do with all the used tanks I buy, in the garage with water for at least a week.

It was empty when I bought it but she said she had it running just dosnt fit in her new house. idk where I could do a water test cuz right now it's on carpet and my garage has my boyfriends motorcycle and dirtbike and all that in it and a bunch if stuff that can't get wet. What should I do?
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Euro Reef skimmers were the top of the line a few years back. They were constructed very well compared to others, and the price reflected it.
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Euro Reef skimmers were the top of the line a few years back. They were constructed very well compared to others, and the price reflected it.
So should I look into getting that? Or keep looking?
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I think it's old technology though. They used big pumps that weren't as efficient as the pumps we have today.
You can get a decent skimmer brand new for under 300. Maybe closer to 200.
This is the one I am using. Although it's more than you need, it works very well
Bubble Magus BM-180EX Protein Skimmer Brand New | eBay


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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bubble-Magus...66275356712468
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I would still try to water test it in the garage. You can just bring the tank in there you dont need the whole canopy and stand. I may be a little paranoid but I always get kinda scared when getting a used tank. If you test it now at least if there is god forbid an issue it will leak on concrete and not the carpet. It won't come pouring out like a flood if theres a leak, you'll just have water, not a wave that can destroy the stuff in the garage. I just go by better safe than sorry.....LOL

I knew that skimmer was expensive, hehe, it just looks like it is. keeping in mind a new skimmer will run over $200 for a good one for your tank you have to determine if you want to buy now or just keep looking.

I might have missed it, but is the tank drilled that you got?
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