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Old 07-13-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question Protein skimmer?

Can anyone give me direction to a good quality HOB protein skimmer that will not eat me up in the wallet? I am working with a 55 gallon FOWLV and going to be using Eheim canisters.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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Cheap skimmers may be cheap, but are not very good. If you can afford it, a Remora is a great HOB skimmer.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:47 PM   #3
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i disagree with a remora being a good skimmer. i think it's the worst hang on i've ever worked with.
a HOB skimmer i've used that worked well for me was the aqua-medic turbofloater.
the only thing i didn't like about it was the large pump that sat in the tank.

i've heard good things about octopus hang on skimmers, but i've never had the opportunity to try one.
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I've heard alot of good things about the AquaC Remoras but I am in the same boat as you, not sure which one to go with yet, sorry
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I don't run a skimmer but Bak Pak comes up as a good HOB skimmer......
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I dont know about it being the best, but for my 55 gal i'm using a coralife super skimmer 65 - but I got it for $50 used on Ebay ( check there first!! ) great working condtion. Im sure theres better, but it seems to be pulling nice yucky thick black stuff out of my aquarium just fine
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the octopus skimmer is a great skimmer
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seaclones get a bad rap, but mine is always skimming and has been for a year now. Less than a hundred bucks - always foam coming out the top. I cant complain !
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Talking Thank all you!

I would like to say thank you for all the input. I don't know what I would do well yes I do I would have already spent way over my limit and not been satisfied. You all have a great site keep up the good work!!!
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:14 AM   #10
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Red sea mini floater protein skimmer
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