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Old 09-05-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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what kind of protien skimmer

what kind of protien skimmer would you all recommend for a 70gal tank?
is a protien skimmer nessicary?
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Old 09-05-2003, 10:20 PM   #2
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Is a protien skimmer necessary?
IMO, if you are just getting started, yes. Although some experienced aquarists run very successful tanks without them, I think you should start out using one. Are you using a sump or will you need a HOB type? My favorite in sump model is the Red Sea Berlin with a Mag 7 pump. For a HOB, I'd go with the Berlin HOB or the Aqua C Remora (get the Pro if you can afford it). Use a Mag Drive pump...stay away from the Rios. If you go with the regular Remora, get the Maxi Jet pump. If you're really on a budget, try a Prizm although you will not get anywhere near the performance that the others will deliver. JMHO.

BTW, if anyone is willing to put a skimmer on their tank for a week and then drink what's in the cup, I'll concede that they aren't necessary .
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im not useing a sump, ill look into those HOB ones though, whats the matter with a prizm?
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It's just a little small (underpowered) for a tank that size. It's better than nothing, but inferior to the Berlin HOB or the Aqua C.
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Old 09-05-2003, 10:37 PM   #5
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well i just wrote those down and ill check them out tommorrow, thanx again
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Old 09-06-2003, 11:12 PM   #6
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I use what is a relatively inexpensive and simple skimmer for a 56 gal tank, and one that often is criticized by more experienced, sophisticated hobbyists: the Seaclone. But I would say it is very easy to assemble and use, and seems to be doing a good job based on everything I have read and heard in terms of what it is supposed to do. I have been pleased with it and would recommend it, I suppose for a not-too-challenging tank.

But, I imagine that this recommendation will now be criticized...so, you'll have to decide for yourself and accept that fact that no matter what you choose, someone may belittle it!
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For the money and efficiency i've got two words.....Aqua C Remora protein skimmer, Aqua C Remora protein skimmer, Aqua C Remora protein skimmer...
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I use the CPR Bak Pak IIR. It works awsome, though the Rio Powerhead is loud as all get out. Is there a Power Head I could use that does the same thing as the Rio, but is quiter?

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AquaC Remora is easily the most efficient, consistent, and intelligently designed skimmer I've EVER used.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:17 PM   #10
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I use the Maxi Jet 1200 on my Aqua C and I can't hear a thing
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Yellow Tang -(Junior), Flame Angel -(Flamey)
Bicolor Blenny -(Butch), Randall Jawfish -(Jaws)
Lawnmower Blenny -(Lenny), Talbot's Damsel -(Dottie), Tomato Clown -(Ketchup)
Nameless fish include, Neon Blenny, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimps, purple pseudochromis.
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