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Old 06-10-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Skimmer for 29 gallon

I have a 29g FOWLR tank with a bunch of inverts and so far 1 horned Blenny.

A skimmer is next on my list of must haves but I'm really confused as to which to get without breaking the bank.
The Berlin is inexpensive but does it work? I've seen some on Ebay too that are relatively inexpensive. There are so many out there I have no idea what to get. Anyone have any suggestions? I'd prefer the HOB type.

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Old 06-10-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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same question: im looking at a protein skimmer for my 100gal fowlr/reef

then i found the JEBO for $35, is this any good?
the coralife SS for $114
the remora C for $165
or the berlin for $205

whats the difference???
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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For a FOWLR, a skimmer is not 100% needed. I don't use one, and haven't had any problems, yet.

phish what do you mean by fowlr/reef?
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Roka, I had heard that but I'm thinking that it would be an added protection.

Phish, I saw that JEBO on Ebay also and am interested to know how good it is.

I hope someone here has tried it or knows something about it.
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Roka: me too on the added protection

i was going fish only, now i have 85# of live rock, and sand instead of CC, i ditched the air pump for powerheads (which the fish love now), i just orderd a 542 watt MH/pc light so i can keep corals/anemoe/maybe a clam so its evolving into a reef wich since i dont have 2# of LR per gallon i should definetly get a skimmer. plus skimmers remove PO4 which i have a little too much of...


anyway....anyone use the JEBO off of ebay....is it junk?
is the remora worth the extra $50?
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Many people on this board have and reccomend the Aqua-C Remora. It's well worth the money. I don't have one personally though.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/review...&cat=30&page=1

I have the Seaclone 100 which many people will not reccomend. For me...it's been an average performer. I got it because at the time I was seriously tight on funds. When I upgrade, it will likely be to a Remora.
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That's what I was afraid of...you get what you pay for. Guess I'll have to break down and spend some serious money on my skimmer.
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i have the aqua c remora and def recommend it....first, all you have to do is put the pump on (dont get the rio), second, all you have to do is plug it in. its quiet and efficient. its def worth the 165..... imo, i would get a good one, then when you decide that you want corals, you have what it takes (besides lighting, lol) and you dont have to worry about paying more $ for a better skimmer. its better to spend the $ now then to spend it and have to upgrade and spend more...hth
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what about clogs....does the remora C clog eaisly???
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I have been using a Seaclone 100 for the fist 8 months of my 37g tank's life. it has done a good enough job to allow me to keep 2 LPS corals and a soft coral. However, it does require constant maintenance, cleaning and adjustments. So, I went ahead and ordered a Remora and it should arrive tomorrow. I'll post updates and the Seaclone vs the Remora, but I am realyl looking forward to the new skimmer.

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