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Old 12-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
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plz recommend skimmer for 20gal reef

I have been neglecting to get a protein skimmer but now I am going to get one. The tank is about 6 months old with various corals, about 30lbs of lr and 10lbs of lace. I have one aquaclear 20 powerhead w/ quickfilter to prevent fish from getting sucked up (I had a stronger powerhead in there before but it got one of my baby o. clowns ) and an emperor 280 hob filter. Could someone recommend a skimmer for my 20 gal?
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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The Red Sea Prizm would be your cheapest option, but would not be good choice if your ever upgraded to a larger tank.

The CPR Bak-Pak would be a better choice. Slightly more expensive, but I would feel comfortable running it on a 55 gallon aquarium.

The best performer in this category would be the Aqua-C Remora with Maxi-Jet 1200. It is also the most expensive choice, but you pay for what you get.
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I don't have a skimmer, yet, but I have hear this is one place you don't want to skimp on money.
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What about the Current Fission Nano-skimmer? I seems to be pretty good.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1

I dunno what the difference between the skimmers is. I know I will be keeping it 20 gallon. When I do buy a new tank I'll just get new equiptment, etc.
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I'd have to vote for the Aqua C Remora as well. For around $160 you can't beat it. The Fission skimmers is sorta like the SeaClone, I beleive. Venturi air driven. It's also quite a clutter in the tank and I can't really see something so small being worthwhile, not on a 20 gallon.

Just my opinion of course. When you buy a new tank, you also will already have a great skimmer for it.
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Check out the AquaC Nano Remora too if you aren't going to upgrade your tank.
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I checked it out. Looks good. But is it worth the extra $100?
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Compared to the Fission skimmer, I think so, definitley.
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The Fission nano-skimmer doesn't work. Or at least the one I bought doesn't. Grrrrr.
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