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Old 12-21-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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Is this skimmer any good?

My dad got me this for xmas I think I was wondering if this is any good. (it is the deluxe version with the UV sterilizer) http://www.aquaticexchange.com/produ...roducts_id=313
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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how big is your tank?
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:02 PM   #4
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just from my experiance, if you have anything int the 50G and bigger range go with a well known skimmer such as ASM Euro Reef and my personal favorit the turboflotor.
I have to admit that I don't know anything about that skimmer. So it might work since they clame it will work on a 80G tank and yours is about half of it.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Yeah, I dont want a peice of poopy skimmer. Plus it would be my filter also. But I am going to buy a wet/dry system with a sump and put it all in there. I think the pump is rated at only 200gph also. Is that bad?
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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the gph is dependent on the design..
I would agree that a good branded (or well praised model) would be a much better alternitive.. a wet dry can be a good thing but setainly will not do the same job as a good skimmer (of course you knew that already).

there are alot of good brands out there right now..
euro-reef, ASM, turboflotor are all good brands..
as far as bang for your buck.. look into Coralife's needle wheel super skimmers..
there are some great threads on RC with exellent results with this skimmer..
I recently posted a link to CSS in the deals thread if you would like to check them out.. :P
from what Ive read the model number is about double high capasity so I would stick with that.. the 125 model would be killer for your 50gal.. :P
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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Well, I agree, but my main question was if this was OK? I mean, if I have to, then I will ask him to take it back with me.
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I have a 55 and put a SeaClone 150 in it (supposed to be good for 150 gallon tank, I think) It was crap. I switched to an Aqua C Remora and love it.

Get a really good one if you're going to take the plunge, I bought the SeaClone because it was $100. Remora was twice as much, but saves me a thousand times the headaches.
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I guess you have a point. Which one would you suggest for around 150 bucks?
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turboflotor in sum model with pump $180. The Superskimmer might be in the same range but can be used as HOB.
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