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Old 11-18-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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skimmer for 20 gal.

What kind of skimmer should I get for a 20 gal. fish only tank. The only things that will be in there are 2 small fish and a few crabs or shrimp. There will also be some fake coral and other decorations.

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Old 11-18-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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Red sea prizm works well on smaller tanks
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Old 11-18-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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I currently have a CPR bak Pak 2R on my 20g long reef tank, it has done an excellent job. I am upgrading to an AquaC remora and will be selling my bak pak, if your interested, shoot me a pm.
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Old 11-18-2003, 07:16 PM   #4
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What about this one?? http://www.bigalsonline.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi Why is it so cheap?
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What skimmer is it and what is the price, link takes me to a blank page.
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Old 11-18-2003, 07:58 PM   #6
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Its a "Super Skimmer I" made for tanks up to 30 gallons. Its made by Coralife. Price is $46.99 Canadian
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those super skimmers arent that great and i cant say how well they would do on a 20g tank. Id look into something like the aquac or the bak pak. Or even just diy one yourself. Theyre not that difficult
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It looks to be a co-current air driven skimmer, after purchasing an air pump capable of running it, your likely to be up around the same price range of a poor venturi skimmer. FWIW, that is an in tank skimmer and will eat up some of your room as well as make it a pain to fit your hood to the tank.
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Also...co-current is the least efficient skimmer design. Since the air and water are moving in the same direction, you don't get good contact at all.
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