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Old 08-13-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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finally ordering a skimmer

finally, i have the money to order a protein skimmer, but i'm not sure exactly which kind to order. i know there are a couple really good ones out there, but i am trying to stay as close to about $200 as i can. i have a 40 gallon tank, and i do not want a HOB skimmer. i also don't want one that is going to take up a lot of room. does anybody have any suggestions or thoughts on what i should order?
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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No HOB? Do you have a sump that you could put the skimmer in? Not sure how you can swing the no HOB thing without a sump but I'm sure someone in here can tell you how to do it! Is there a space issue behind the tank? If so, the Aqua C Remora is pretty thin and worked well for me (its a HOB though).
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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I agree with two11devan that the Aqua C is and awesome skimmer. It is very thin compared to other skimmers and does a great job. Hopefully some one can hook you up with a non-HOB skimmer for you though.
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:53 AM   #4
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so you guys think that a HOB is a good way to go then? i've never really seen one, just for some reason it was in my head that a HOB would not work as well as an in tank skimmer. the aqua C is the way to go then? i will check it out and go from there. is there anything special that i would need to order along with it, or does it come with everything that i need? also, where can i find one for sale? i looked at dr fosters and smith, and i also looked at aquariumguys.com and i couldn't find the skimmer at either one. are they there and i just couldn't see them, or is there somewhere else to buy one?
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Old 08-14-2006, 07:01 AM   #5
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I've always heard that the AquaC was very LOUD. Is there anything comprable that operates more quietly?
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:21 AM   #6
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In all honesty, my AquaC Urchin has alway been quiet compared to my new Octopus NW
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #7
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i still haven't found any for sale. i don't want to shop on e-bay. i found different berlin skimmers, but i haven't heard anything good or bad about those. any thoughts?
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:52 PM   #8
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http://www.marineandreef.com/shoppro...mers_aquac.htm

http://www.captiveraisedcorals.com/s...b3238aa40418c2

some info on it:
http://www.proteinskimmer.com/products/Remora.htm

Mine isn't very loud at all. It is definately quiter than my friends CSS. I sleep right next to my tank. It took me a while to get used to the water running and the sound of the skimmer but after a while it became quite soothing. HTH
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the only problem i seem to find now is the shipping policies. i looked around at the first website you shared, and they ship UPS only. i sent a contact e-mail to the second website asking them, so hopefully i'll know soon. i can't get UPS orders shipped to my shipping address. i currently have an APO mailing address and that's what i'll have while i'm here in Japan.
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:34 PM   #10
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Not trying to be funny but I'd think you could find a good Japanese brand skimmer. I'm certain there are saltwater hobbyists over there. Right? Just about everything the Japanese build is superb quality and I would think aquarium supplies are no different.
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