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Old 03-03-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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Which Protein Skimmer - Bak-Pak 2 or Aqua C Remora ?

Was wondering if anyone had comments on which protein skimmer i should get. It will be placed in a 45 Gallon tank that i plan on purchasing REAL soon. I know i dont need it yet, but sold some stuff on ebay and gonna buy it soon. It will be a FOWLR. My main concern is that it is QUIET and does a good Job.

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Old 03-03-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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No problems with my Bak-Pak...quiet, skims awesome and fairly well made.
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Either one will be just fine!
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:05 AM   #4
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I have a Remora C and have been unhappy with it. It pours out billions of micro-bubbles. Suppose to be normal for first month but they won't go away on mine. They sell a $42 prefilter box to eliminate it so consider that with your cost for this unit.
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thanks for the feedback, i think im gonna go with the BAK PAK 2
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One thing to remember with the bak pak is it needs more cleaning and up keep then the remora. The air venturis will clog with salt creep almost monthly. Both are good though.
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I got an aquac remora skimmer. It works great , no adjustments needed. I figured out how to stop the micro bubbles by placing a sponge on the returns and wrap a rubber band around it to hold it there. Works like a charm.
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I'm running two Remoras and I don't have any bubbles from either one. Both of them did make bubbles for a while though. I'm using MJ1200 pumps on both and don't have prefilters on either unit. YMMV though.
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What kind of sponge should I use? Do they sell them at most LFS? I gotta try this.

Loganj...How long did it take for the bubbles to go away for you?
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Mine took llittle over a month, considering my tank was new when I put it on the tank.
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