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Old 01-21-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Is this a good skimmer?

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...tegory_id=1745


Is that a decent skimmer for a 30gal tank SW?


It'll be FOWLR for the time being until the tank matures, with option to add some corals and the like in the future.
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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NOOOO horrible...stay away from that skimmer! spend a little more money and get a skimmer that will work for more than 2 months.

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Old 01-22-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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Protein skimmer is a pretty strong word to use in conjuntion with that POS. I agree with the statement above, save a little more and get something that works.
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:20 AM   #4
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That was the first skimmer I ever bought.... a beautiful song comes to mind...

"Meeeeemories..... walking through the footsteps of my THIS PIECE OF JUNK KEEPS FALLING APART #$%#"

If you like things that fly apart when a snail bumps it then this is your skimmer!
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I now use the power head to mix new water, 30+ dollars for a SHIfTY power head, what a deal!!! Buy the right one the first time, take it from me.
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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I'm afraid I'd have to agree. This skimmer won't help you any at all.
My first choice for a 30g tank would be an Aqua C Remora with a MJ1200 powerhead. Second choice would be a Prizm Deluxe. The deluxe version comes with a surface skimmer which will increase the efficiency of the skimmer. This option is available for the Aqua C as well. IMO, the Prizm would be about maxed out on the 30g tank while the Remora could safely handle up to a 55 gal.
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