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Old 04-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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can someone help me pick a protien skimmer

I'm trying to get a external protien skimmer for my 75g and so far all ive found are ones that are up wards of four or five hundred dallers are there any out there that are a little more affordable that I'm just missing
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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not really unless you want to go DIY
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Are you looking for an external skimmer for a sump, or a HOB for your tank?
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One for inside a sump
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if its in a sump might i ask why you want a recirculating skimmer, most recircs are used for external use when the hobbiest wants more sump space for a refugium or just don't have the space in their wet/dry
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One for inside a sump
If it's inside a sump, it's not an external skimmer....

This one should do you pretty decent, and it's not a bank-breaker....
Reef Octopus NWB150 6
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Thank you for all the feed back I appreciate it I'm pretry new at this hobby so anything pretty much helps me lol

and that for why I wanted an external skimmer I thought a skimmer in a sump was an external but I guess I'm wrong now I have a bunch of googling to do
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Everybody goes through the same learning curve..... that's what places like this are for.
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+1 on the NWB 150 Reef Octopus its the one i was going to tell you to get. Great skimmer. Best bang for your buck for sure. and I use it on my tank
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Everybody goes through the same learning curve..... that's what places like this are for.

yep don't be afraid to ask questions i've been pretty inactive on these boards for abotu a year now but i'm pushign myself to get back on and lend a hand were i can, i'm actually startign a new 72 gallon bow front build that needs a new top frame since the center brace snaped, mostly all goign to be DIY, skimmer (glass external), sump/ refugium (plywoodand liquid rubber so i can optimize availbe space) , overflow,LED lights, if i have to i might even DIY the frame if my stupid LFS doesn't hurry the hell up with ordering me it
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