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Old 04-11-2011, 01:16 PM   #21
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Why exactly do skimmers take time to "break in" ?
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I have an Eshopps protein skimmer. It is made out of very thick acrylic and is a lot sturdier than I anticipated. It's also quiet with very very minimal microbubbles, and pulls out a ton of nasty, foul smelling junk out of the water.
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I have an Eshopps protein skimmer. It is made out of very thick acrylic and is a lot sturdier than I anticipated. It's also quiet with very very minimal microbubbles, and pulls out a ton of nasty, foul smelling junk out of the water.
I'll agree with you on the eshopps,..great bang for the buck ,...extremely easy to set up and adjust and they sure pull a ton of skimate outa the tank,...
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:43 PM   #24
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Why exactly do skimmers take time to "break in" ?
Something to do with the slime coating on the inside. If you clean the inside of the skimmer it'll take it a few days to get back acting right again from what I hear. Only had mine about a month or so and just the collection cup has been cleaned.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:11 PM   #25
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I found a Boyu protein skimmer for 70$ anybody have experience with that brand?

i asked the same thing all i saw was a video on youtube, it looked pretty good for 70 bucks
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a skimmer is as good as it's pump. the more efficient skimmers list their pumps capabilities. the cheaper ones use quotes like "lost of foam" or "large amounts of air". don't be fooled by cheap copies. there is a difference. i'm not saying to go out and buy a 2 thousand dollar bubble king, but this is definitely not something you should skimp on.
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true enough, let me ask you something, how do you feel abotu the airstone skimmers? they are cheap but pump alot of bubbles into the reaction chambers
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #28
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I'd be interested in the answer as well, ws windering if the bio cube skimmer is any good. It runs on an airstone
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i have a biocube skimmer, its not bad but i don't think mine is setup properly
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Does it fit under the hood or do I have to run it with hood off?

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