Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: hawaii
Posts: 9
Red Sea Prizm skimmer

Any opinions on the Red Sea Prizm Skimmer? Thinking of getting one.
__________________

__________________
dakotahoku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 3,968
They're expensive. That's my first opinion.
__________________

__________________
Bearfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 03:21 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Norcal
Posts: 438
hard to say ive heard good and bad about them. I like their surface skimmer add-on and the design is unique, but performance is what i care about. Personally (as ive stated numerous times) i wouldnt pay what they ask instead just DIY it. But id look at all the skimmers if i were you, and probably lean towards the aquac remora
__________________
I never thought you would, but always knew you could.
biotoxin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 03:58 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: MO
Posts: 181
I think a lot depends on how big of a tank you have. If you have a 29g nano then you might not like the remora because the pump for the skimmer is located in the tank.

They are notoriously difficult to adjust. If you can see the control piece move, you have probably moved it too far. The advantage of a prizm on a nano is that very little of it is in the tank. I took my Prizm off of my 75g and put it on a AGA 7g minibow nano and it works awesome for that. When I then put my remora pro on the 75g, I was shocked at how much more skimmate I was getting.
__________________
MantisFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 04:57 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Norcal
Posts: 438
ya its all about the application. Ive seen ppl use a piccolo or lee's little skimmer and get the same result. What size is your tank anyway?
__________________
I never thought you would, but always knew you could.
biotoxin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 05:05 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: MO
Posts: 181
75 g AGA Reef Ready with 29g sump/fuge. I have a 200g tank that will be replacing the 29g. It will be partially a sump, partially a fuge, and partially a frag growout tank. My tank is built in to my wall so that's why I'm not replacing the 75g with the 200g. Plus the 200g was free due to millions of scratches.

7.5 g nano species tank (Peacock mantis)

18g nano cycling for my Mantis (acrylic) for obvious reasons.
__________________
MantisFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 05:37 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ilkley UK
Posts: 53
I run a Red Sea Prism in my 55g tank and have no complaints at all.
I agree that they are expensive but IMO worth every penny
__________________
It only feels kinky the first time...free your mind and your a** will follow!!
hoveboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 06:50 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 869
Send a message via ICQ to jackdp
I run a prizm in my 20 gallon and it works fine. It skims...what more can you ask for? Search around for the deluxe model. The deluxe comes with the surface skimmer attachment and the filter basket. I run mine with activated carbon 24/7. It may not skim as much as the higher price models but then I don't want to overskim.
__________________
Brad C.
jackdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 07:07 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Norcal
Posts: 438
i think overskimming is a myth.
__________________
I never thought you would, but always knew you could.
biotoxin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 08:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,131
im happy with my prizim deluxe
__________________

__________________
e-cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
prizm, sea, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Sea Prizm Skimmer tawolcott Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 01-18-2008 09:04 AM
Red Sea Prizm skimmer 2revup Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 08-28-2006 09:11 AM
Red Sea Prizm skimmer? dianeww Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 04-07-2005 10:17 AM
Red Sea Prizm Skimmer Fish_fanatic Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 12-30-2004 12:08 AM
Red Sea prizm surface skimmer... jackdp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 03-16-2004 01:15 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.