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Old 01-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer

So this guy is selling a RedSea Berlin Protein Skimmer with a mag drive 7 pump on it and i was wondering if thats a good skimmer for my 110?
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That skimmer is rated for an 80 gallon reef tank, by the manufacturer. Those ratings are generally tilted in the manufacturers favor also. I would look to something more potent, if it was my tank.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Are the euro reef rs 100 good skimmers?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Or would the euro reef cs250 be better or is euro reef not good?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Very good quality, but you are in the same boat, as that skimmer is rated for an 80 gallon tank also.
What are you looking to spend?
*edit, the cs250 is a good skimmer for your tank, if you have access to one.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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Yes i am able to purchuse the cs250 just want to make sure its a good skimmer and not a bad piece of turd thats not gunna do its job
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They were among the best skimmers out there around 10 years ago. Very well constructed. Now there are many that are as efficient, or even more efficient, for less money.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #8
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As in what? What are good skimmers? That one i can get for 295. Are there any that are as good or better for that price?
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New? That sounds awful cheap. Octopus skimmers are pretty good, though I would probably spend more than 300 on one for a 110 gallon tank with a sump attached.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:25 PM   #10
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I need a skimmer that will fit in a 12 x12 and that will do great, any suggetions?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #11
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Here's one-
Super Reef Octopus 1000LS skimmer | Space Saver Protein Skimmer

another-
Super Reef Octopus XP-1000 Cone Protein Skimmer | SRO-XP1000SSS
I have never tried this two skimmers but have used enough octo skimmers to know they will be efficient.
This website was just for example. I would google the name and find the cheapest website that has them.

I'm also digging this one-
Bubble Magus Curve In Sump Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Plate
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Here's another-
Sea Side Aquatics ES7 Protein Skimmer
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #13
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I love my SWC Cone 160 - for my 90 Gallon Reef.

They make a lot of different sizes - and are great quality and affordable
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Are Top Fathom TF200a bad skimmers?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #15
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Or would a asm g2 be better?
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The old ASM skimmers are cheaply made and use less efficient pumps than the new models. ASM has stepped into the present with a new line of cone skimmers (and new prices too).
Top Fathom? Who's attic is this coming out of? LOL.
A protein skimmer is a very important component. I wouldn't skimp on it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #17
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I was thinking of a etss evolution 750 protein skimmer but it dosent come with pump so what pump would be a good pump for it?
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I was thinking of a etss evolution 750 protein skimmer but it dosent come with pump so what pump would be a good pump for it? Guys asking 250 is it a good deal? Is it a good skimmer?
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Sorry...didn't read through the entire comment before posting. I don't have any experience with a down draft skimmer, but I suppose a Mag7 or quiet one 3000 would be an ideal pump.


*what i deleted was that before I paid that price, for that skimmer I would buy this-
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalo...FQJx4AodZCwAXw
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #20
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Well i payed 125 for it and it retails for 500
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