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Old 08-01-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Suggestion

I know have my sump. I need a protein skimmer to go in it so that I don't have to have my bakpac on there forever. Take a look at this on ebay and tell me what you think in terms of the quality of the skimmer. I looked around and wasn't able to find any information on it.

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I'm pretty sure the price is good. I've seen weaker PHs sell for more at the LFS. Thus, the PH by itself might be worth it. :P[/url]
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Looks like a seaclone clone.
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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Is that good/bad?

Do you have any suggestions on what to look for in a protein skimmer for a 42 gallon tank in a sump? (Brand, style, features, etc.)

Also, could you fill me in on the different types of skimmers? I've heard of venturi, "turbo" (which might be a brand name, I don't know), and probably a couple others I can't remember.
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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I would look into the AquaC Urchin Pro or the Euroreef ES5-2. They are similarly priced and are both excellent, reliable and easy to use skimmers. They will also handle a larger tank if you decide to upgrade later down the road.
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Anything in particular that makes them good? The more I read, the more I think there's a lot about skimmers that I don't know. The different types of skimmers I keep seeing are confusing. :p
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:02 PM   #6
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I would get a Euro-reef. Very wide. Very expensive though, but most good things are in this hobby.
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I'm not looking to spend an enormous amount of money. I don't even have a reef tank. I'm just looking for something that will get the job done in a reliable fashion. Good is acceptable, best is purely optional. Maybe it would be equally helpful if you said what NOT to get.
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I gotta seaclone protein skimmer and it works very well, and it was the cheaper brand out of the selection
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I would look into the AquaC Urchin Pro or the Euroreef ES5-2. They are similarly priced and are both excellent, reliable and easy to use skimmers. They will also handle a larger tank if you decide to upgrade later down the road.
Agreed, both excellent skimmers.
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Old 10-18-2003, 12:04 AM   #10
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Ya juz got the seaclone skimmer ... very impressive with the outcome within one day you will see it skim out the waste..
Only problem when you gotta place it in a sump cause the water coming out from the skimmer is too high up ... I using a seaclone 150 ..
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