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Old 06-14-2004, 11:14 AM   #11
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If you are going to spend $155 on the prizm pro spend a litle more and get the Remora; you will be happy you did. With your 6% discount the Remora would be $154.11. I did send you a PM about a used prizm I have as well.
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Old 06-14-2004, 12:29 PM   #12
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Ok, it sounds like there are 3 prizm models...the 'plain' Prizm, http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...;pcid1=;pcid2=

the prizm Deluxe
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=3203;pcid2=

and the Prizm Pro Deluxe
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...;pcid1=;pcid2=

what I seem to be hearing is the plain Prizm (even though it's rated for 100gallons) is too small for a 40 breeder...and the Pro Deluxe takes a lot of tweaking to get it working.
I didn't realize there was a deluxe model inbetween the two. It sounds like this is probably the one I want...which balances a decent skimmer with a capacity suited to a 40 gallon..right?

If so, I'll be ordering it, some power heads (maxi-jet) and a few other things from Big Als this afternoon.

p.s. thanks for your patience and opinions. I know I can be a pain in the butt sometimes
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Old 06-14-2004, 12:35 PM   #13
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There are basically two models of the Prizm range of skimmers, the Prizm and the Prizm Pro. Each model also has a delux variant which adds a surface skimmer and a media filter basket. You can find out more about each package at:

http://www.redseafish.com/SubCategor...ID=93&subID=34

I have a Prizm Delux and my tank is 45 gallon.
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Old 06-14-2004, 03:16 PM   #14
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Thanks for the clarification. I think the Prizm Deluxe is what I'll order
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And just to further confuse you... Check out the CPR BakPak's. Ameka Aquatics has some that are factory seconds that are $104.00. They have the same guarantee as if they were perfect and are really quite good skimmers. I got one from them and its been working wonderfully. HTH

http://amekaaquatics.com/Merchant2/m..._Code=_SECONDS
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6% discount? What discount?
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:06 PM   #17
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6% discount? What discount?
If you read Captivereefs signature:

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he's offering members of this forum a 6% discount on regularly priced items
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Go with the remora. You will not be sorry!
EXACTLY !
It's worth it !
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My Prizm leaked, and so I just bought a Remora (haven't set it up yet). Based on my experience, consider avoiding the Prizm.
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:59 PM   #20
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Too late, it's been ordered. Prizm Deluxe.
I've had about 50/50 response on the prizm series, so I figure it functions, but like anything, sometimes it goes wrong.

hopefully my choice won't come back to bite me on the rump
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