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Old 04-26-2005, 04:22 AM   #1
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cyclone bak pak 2 reef ready?

Is this a good skimmer?
What is everyones take on it?


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Good skimmer, but not the best pump. A few sites have been selling a Bak-pak 3R, which is the same model but uses a Maxi-jet 1200 pump instead of a Rio 600.

I've converted my 2R to use a maxi jet, and love it. So much better than the RIO piece of junk. (there's a thread in the Hardware section of the main forums page that tells you how to do this)

If you hit www.amekaaquatics.com and look at Factory Seconds, you can get a new CPR skimmer that might have a scratch on it for $104 plus shipping. Factory seconds means cosmetic defects. That's where I ordered my CPR, and I never found any blemishes.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info
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MAIN TANK:
30 gallon reef tank w/DIY overflow, SCWD
Water Temp 78.1F
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent
65W Dual Compact Fluorescent Actinic
2-Moonlight LED
50# Fiji Live Rock
30# Argonite Sand
FISH:
Yellow Watchman Goby, Scooter Blenny, Strawberry Basslet, 6 Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonet
INVERTS:
Cortez Crabs, Scarlet Hermit Crabs, Blue Legged Hermit Crabs, Black Turbo Snails, Cerith Snails, Bumble Bee Snails, Astera Snails, 3 Pepermint Shrimp, Feather Duster, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Clam
CORALS:
Frogspawn, Mushrooms, Zoos, Polyps, Galaxea,
Starburst, Xenia

REFUGIUM:
10 Gallon Tank
CPR Bak-Pak2R Skimmer
2-10w 50/50 Compact Florescent
20# Argonite Sand
10# Fiji Live Rock/Rubble
Chaeto, Red Garacillia
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