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Old 07-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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Thom - I am researching protein skimmers as well and I like this unit. It looks like it wouldn't dwarf my 37-gallon tank like the Coralife 65 I was considering! A few questions please ...

• I assume you don't use the media bale as that would be considered a nitrate source?

• Do you think the unit is noisy?

• Do you recommend the pre-skimmer or bubble-trap for this unit?

Thanks for any additional info!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #12
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I don't have the unit myself I was originally planning on setting up a 55g reef and this was going to be the skimmer I was going to use on it but then I decided to go with a 75g. I have only heard positive reviews on it. If you googled it I'm sure that you would find a bunch of reviews on it.
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Yea - I read reviews on several sites and it does seem everyone says good things about this particular unit.

Right now I am setting up a FOWLER aquarium and gonna start without a skimmer but the unit may be a future purchase for me.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #14
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Yea - I read reviews on several sites and it does seem everyone says good things about this particular unit.

Right now I am setting up a FOWLER aquarium and gonna start without a skimmer but the unit may be a future purchase for me.
As I found out through these forums a skimmer is a must along with an R/O unit. I got the skimmer and glad I did and am working on the R/O unit.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:43 PM   #15
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As I found out through these forums a skimmer is a must along with an R/O unit. I got the skimmer and glad I did and am working on the R/O unit.
I definitely think a protien skimmer is in my future .

It does seem as though the opinion of using a protein skimmer for a FOWLER tank varies greatly. One of my LFS says yes I need one and another says I will be fine with my live rock, plenty of water movement and a power filter for surface agitation and media such as carbon.
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What about the AquaC remoras? How are they?
I run an AquaC Remora Pro on a 46g reef tank, and am happy with it. But it's the only skimmer I've had, so I don't know any better! Some folks hate the Remoras, some love them. The only thing I've read consistent with what I've experienced is that they don't skim dry... they produce a pretty wet skimmate. I don't see that as a bad thing, but you do have to keep an eye on water level/salinity if you run it wet.

With that said though, I'm in the process of getting a different skimmer. The Remoras have the feed pump in the main tank, and I'm just getting tired of having it eat up tank real estate. That, and the fact that the Mag3 pump I have on mine tends to get persnickety from time to time has led me to see what a different skimmer will do for me. If Warner Marine can EVER get their new H2X skimmer to market (it's only been delayed 8 months now...), I'm going to give that a try. It's definitely a pricier skimmer than the Remora, but for your size tank, you might look at the H1 model - it's designed for smaller tanks. Not sure what the price is on that.
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Thanks Kurt! I'll check out that H1.
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