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Old 04-06-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Good proteim skimmer for 55G

my seaclone was working fine now it hardly collects anything and im constantly having to tune it whats a better one? i dont wanna spend over 200 i understand you get what you pay for but im just looking for a good model thats reliable
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a HOB skimmer or an in sump model?
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a HOB skimmer or an in sump model?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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I use a remora and really like it. With the skimmer box it came to almost $200. it's rated to 75 g also.
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i've used a remora before and did not like it. i would rather use something like this-

Reef Octopus BH 300 Dual Hang on Back Protein Skimmer - AquaCave
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i've used a remora before and did not like it. i would rather use something like this-

Reef Octopus BH 300 Dual Hang on Back Protein Skimmer - AquaCave
i just desided to get a sump with a hob overflow and get a insump skimmer so i can hide some of the equipment under the tank
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i've used a remora before and did not like it. i would rather use something like this-

Reef Octopus BH 300 Dual Hang on Back Protein Skimmer - AquaCave

you're a big advicate of the reef octopus skimmers aren't you? never used one but was considerign one. they seem like pretty solid units. i've heard good things about the aquac stuff but also hear they are loud
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Yeah it is a tad loud, and it takes like 2 weeks to break it in. I was looking at the octopus as well but the reviews swayed me to the aquaC.
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no offense to you carey. i just had a terrible experience with the remoras, and aqua-c.
a bad microbubble issue, lack of skimmate (i used it for 6 months and it never got any better) and the annoying slurping sound that sounded like the suction tool at the dentists office. it was so bad we had to put it on a timer so that we could sleep.
this was a 30 gallon cube and the water coming out of it was yellow. there was no reason why the collection cup shouldn't have been full.
about the microbubble issue, aqua-c told me i needed to buy the surface skimmer box. i did, but all that did was take up a large amount of space and the bubbles continued. then they told me they were going to send me some special bubble diffusing material. a couple weeks later i posted my experience on a forum that they must have been monitoring, and 2 days after that i received an envelope in the mail with no words- just a 2 x 2 piece of nylon window screen in it. that didn't work either.

let's face it, 90% (or more) of the skimmer's efficiency is in the pump. how much faith do you have in a skimmer that utilizes a maxijet 1200?

i don't have any experience with the EV series stuff, but i say stay away from the remora and urchin (the same skimmer with a piece of acrylic glued on the bottom to act as a stand).
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LOL No offense taken. I've been very lucky with my purchase. Fingers crossed**
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