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Old 04-07-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Red Sea Prizm skimmer?

Has anyone used the Red Sea Prizm protein skimmer? Pros? Cons?

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Old 04-07-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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I have.
Pros - 1. One of the cheapest skimmers you can buy.
Cons - 1. One of the worst skimmers you can waste your money on. 2. standard model doesn't even skim a 40gallon, let alone a 100gallon like they claim. 3. One of the noisier HOB skimmers. 4. Can be difficult to get perfectly adjusted. 5. Seems to need constant (daily) adjustment.

Seriously, the cheapest I found one was $79 online, which included the 'deluxe' accessories. After a few months, I ditched it and spend $104 on a CPR Bak-Pak 2R. Difference was night & day. Then I upgraded the CPR pump (A Rio 600) to a Maxi-Jet 1200, and now it REALLY skims well.
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