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Old 01-25-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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i just bought a prizm pro protein hob skimmer and it is loud!!! its verry annoying, i was wondering if the aqua c remora is as loud as the prizm.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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how long have you had it running? they make alot of noise at first and it should quite down in a bit. but you should have bought the remora in the first place

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Old 01-26-2005, 12:25 AM   #3
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i just set it up today.....my i didnt get the remora because the LFS recommended the Prizm. i think its too late to return it though. how long should i wait till the noise dies down and how loud is the remora?
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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LFS recommended the Prizm over the Remora? Wow. 8O To each his own, I suppose. Ask here in the future first
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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Let me guess, the LFS had Prizm's in stock, but no Remora's?

I'm sorry, but you were taken. The Prizm is almost the worst skimmer out there. It'll skim, but not much. The standard prizm is NOT sufficient for 100gallon tanks like the box claims...rather, it's good up to 40gallons IF the tank is lightly stocked.

It's noisier than a CPR bak-pak, and will never quiet down either. I just hope you scored a great price on it, because CPR's can be found online for $104.

I do strongly suggest you ask us about future purchases. We have nothing to gain by pushing you to one product or another...while the LFS apparently only wants your money. The sad thing is that your skimmer probably can't be returned now, and I'd guess in 6 months you'll upgrade to a better brand like Remora or CPR.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:12 PM   #6
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yea im probably going to upgrade in a few months maybe earlier. what websites can i buy the cpr's for a decent price
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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I too was told that the PRIZM was the best skimmer for me to buy from the LFS. However I haven't had as many problems with it as everyone else has. It does run a little loud for the first little while, but if you connect the air hose up to the air hose port on the underside of the collection cup it totally runs quieter. Took mine about 2 weeks to get dialed in and obviously skimming.

I'm trying to get my running a little bit better (little bit of wet skim) by regulating the amount of air that is mixed with the water. That is the only difference that I can see between the Prizm and a more expensive model, expensive ones regulate air flow, Prizm regulates water flow which inturn regulates air flow. I think that an adjustable hose clamp should do the trick, to limit the amount of air added to the mixture and reduce the wet skim.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:45 PM   #8
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Wow, hard to believe any LFS would reccomend a Prizm over a Remora Having never used a Prizm myself, I was close to buying one and I was shocked at how many people were having trouble with them. The Remora is pretty much the opposite, nearly everyone that uses a Remora has good things to say about it.

I would stop going to that LFS if you paid over $75 for that Prizm.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:06 PM   #10
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Are you currently using that Prizm? If not, box that thing up and put it on ebay! List it as "Local Fish Store's #1 recommended skimmers on the market. Good for up to 100 gallon aquariums! Quiet, will never clog, and will never be undersold... you're set with Prizm... it's your best bet!!"


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