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Old 10-16-2004, 02:56 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer for 30 Gallon Tank

Can anyone suggest a good Protein Skimmer for a 30 gallon tank that going to be full marine?


I was thinking of the Cyclone BAK-PAK 2sm Bio-Filter would this be a good combo unit for my 30 gallon tank?

http://www.cpraquatic.com/products/bakpak.html
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Old 10-16-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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i am very new to this, but i can say that after a ton of reading and research it seems that the aqua c remora ( with maxi jet upgrade ) may be the favorite. i just got mine yesterday for my 29 gal. the CPR bak pak 2R also was very well liked.

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Old 10-16-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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Aqua C Remora beats the Bak Pak hands down. I had both so I am talking from experience here. Don't get me wrong, the Bak Pak is good, but the Aqua C is better.
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Old 10-16-2004, 11:39 AM   #4
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thanks for the info all i have to decide is if im going to use a sump or not.
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If the Remora seems to expensive, I think the CPR will be fine for a tank that size. I started running one on my 40g about 2 weeks ago, and I'm impressed with its effeciency. Granted I can only compare it to a Prizm, but the difference there was night and day.
Either of the 2 you've selected are going to treat you well, so I wouldn't sweat that.
If you do go with a sump, the in-sump skimmers are supposed to be more efficient than the hang-on models.
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:58 PM   #6
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i have a cpr on my 30 gal and it does well
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Old 10-17-2004, 12:19 AM   #7
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CPR HOB skimmer. Gotta clean it once or twice a year (And I mean take it to the sink and get all the goodies out) or it loses effiency real fast. I suppose that goes for any skimmer though. So far as I can tell, it produces copious amounts of skimmate (Yummy.)
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