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Old 11-13-2003, 07:00 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Suggestions

I am converting my Fish Only tank to a Reef tank and was wondering what was everyones' opinion on what the best protein skimmer is. I want an in sump skimmer under or around $150.

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Old 11-13-2003, 08:05 PM   #2
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For what size tank?
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I just got a Turboflotor T1000, put I cant recommend it because I havent set it up yet. Looks cool though!

It came with a box of bioballs, what the%$^% are these for?

Anyways $159 to the door w/ a pump

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You could always trying a DIY skimmer, I'm going to make one as soon as I can find some good plans for my 44G tank.
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This is going to be for a 37 gal. tank.
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My recommendation is the Aqua C Urchin with a MJ1200 powerhead. Check the sponsor specials forum ( http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewforum.php?f=62 ) for a deal on this skimmer. I think this is the best in sump skimmer you'll be able to get in the specified price range and it should handle a 37 gal tank just fine.
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For the tank size I second Logans suggestion. I just got one last week and am very happy with it.
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Yes Aqua-c is a very good skimmer we also have these on special on our homepage. For the money you can't beat it!
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I'll fourth the opinion on Aqua-C. Good skimmers and excellent customer service. Check out cativereefs page, too.

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They really do set thehang on skimmer standard in my opinion!
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