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Old 04-27-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Quietest HOB Skimmer

Can anyone tell me what the quietest HOB skimmer is?
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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I used the Seaclone 100 protein skimmer when I had my 55g and it never made a sound.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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coralife sueprskimmer (i used the 65 version) was dead silent.
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I just got the Rio Nano Skimmer and its pretty loud. (Just FYI)
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
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I too used a Corallife Super Skimmer and found it very silent but not very well suited for HOB applications. The Super Skimmer is rather large, and the big needle wheel pump and even bigger bubble diffusing box take up a ton of room on the rear of the tank. In addition to that I had issues with it releasing Micro-Bubbles back into the aquarium.

I replaced that with an AquaC Remoral and while it's not the quietest HOB skimmer It's about the best.
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replaced that with an AquaC Remoral and while it's not the quietest HOB skimmer It's about the best.
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FWIW there is an easy mod you can do to get it pretty quite. It involves covering the intake chamber, there was a link w/ pics posted before on one of the forums. Maybe someone can repost it, or you could try a search if your interested.

LittleParr an Aqua-C Remora will produce excellent reults and isn't much, if any louder than most other HOB skimmers IMO.W/ the mod I described above, it seems like it will be pretty darn quite, though I have not felt the need to try it myself. I think mine makes the same or less noise than the Seaclone skimmer I had, along w/ much, much better performance. HTH
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The Super Skimmer is rather large, and the big needle wheel pump and even bigger bubble diffusing box take up a ton of room on the rear of the tank.
very much agreed.
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FWIW there is an easy mod you can do to get it pretty quite. It involves covering the intake chamber, there was a link w/ pics posted before on one of the forums. Maybe someone can repost it, or you could try a search if your interested.
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=96396
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