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Old 08-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Need a good HOB skimmer

Any recommendations for a good HOB Skimmer...$150 to $200 range?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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Look at the CPR bak paks and The reef octopus HOB's. All are very good skimmers IMO.

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:47 AM   #3
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Yeah. Definitely. Go with a reef octopus. I have the reef octopus bh100. Its great. Wouldn't have any other skimmer than this one.
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Yeah. Definitely. Go with a reef octopus. I have the reef octopus bh100. Its great. Wouldn't have any other skimmer than this one.
I'm glad it's working for you now!
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Yeap, i was just being a bafoon with it. I thought it didnt need this piece that goes on the end of the hose but i do lol.. otherwise it doesn't create bubbles correctly. xD
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I ordered the BH2000.
Is it easy to adjust the "bubbles"?
I currently have a SeaClown....I mean SeaClone and I'm never sure if the air mixture is right.
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I have the BH-800s and it works great, you shouldn't have any problems.
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I have the BH-800s and it works great, you shouldn't have any problems.
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ok, I got the BH2000...whats with the "bubble stopper"?
Its a blue, foamy cube that is supposed to fit over the outlet.
Anyone use this?
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Yeah i use it. Not like it works very well anyways. I still get bubbles in the return. Not as much without the blue sponge, but i still get some. I would advise to do some tests to see if you like it better with or without the sponge. Have the skimmer on with the blue sponge, and then again without the blue sponge. See if it makes a difference and if you really want it or not. That's what i did.
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