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Old 12-13-2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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Coralife SuperSkimmer 125 - First impressions

I was out gathering parts and equipment for my new sump and ended up picking up the Coralife Super Skimmer for use with my setup.

I must say I am very impressed with the construction of this bad boy. I am replacing my AquaC Remora Pro and as far as I'm concerned the quality is far superior. I have not yet fired it up as I am still building my sump/fuge but I'll let you all know how it goes.

I was putting the new skimmer together and I took the output knozzle off the pump exposing the impeller. I set the remainder of the pump up on my desk and it fell and hit the floor causing the little white shaft the impeller spins on to break. What a nit-wit. I am thinking about using the Mag3 from my Remora Pro in its place. We shall see.

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Old 12-13-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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hmm guess I can't use the Mag3 as it does not have a needle wheel impeller. Guess I just need to order a new impeller?

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Old 12-13-2005, 02:29 AM   #3
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I'm glad you made a post here! I'm working on getting the CCS 220 hopefully soon, and am looking forward to what you think about your new toy. This product has been highly recommended, so I'm sure its well worth the wait.
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Old 12-13-2005, 02:50 AM   #4
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sorry for the double post, I really don't know what I'm doing wrong here! This is the third time I've done this. oops.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:16 AM   #5
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Double posts happen when you use the backspace key sometimes after making a post. Definitely post some performance results, I have been interested to see how these units perform.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:15 PM   #6
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i have 2 friends with them and they skim great but very touchy the things i dont like about it are the collection cup is held on by a threaded ring wich im shure will be a pain when it gets covered with saltcreep, if your using it as a hang on the intake pump has no way of sticking to the glass and just hangs thier by the hose and looks very unprofesional and im shure could pop off sooner or later,and the last thing is where the water returns has a little box lookin thing to stop the bubbles and gets dirty quickly and is kind of ugly.
but for a in sump set up its great.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:47 PM   #7
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hey im seeing about getting the 65 model in my DIY sump for my 55. Please tell us how it works out.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:53 PM   #8
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I've got the 65.. great skimmer! I added a drain to the collection cup as the 65 model doesn't come with it. I will say it is a bit touchy if you skim more wet.. set the bubbles to hit just inside the collection cup neck and it does great!
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I just got my 125 tonight also..Didn't start it up as a hang on b/c Im still working out my plumbing for my DIY sump (lloks like alot of us are)... I was a little screwed with the need for a 10"x 12" opening in the sump though... Do you guys think we can dump the hang on bubble diffuser, If I have bubble trap baffles in my sump?
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:55 AM   #10
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if its in your sump i would get rid of the cup for shure mabey get a chunk of hose so it drains into the water instead of pouring down to it ,i forgot to mension that if it overflows in the cup it will spill onto the floor neilster1 must have noticed that isue too
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