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Old 06-12-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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Best HOB skimmer for a 55

What's the best hang on the back protein skimmer for a 55 gallon? I only have 5 inches from the back of the tank to the wall. I was thinking about getting a Turboflotor 1000 multi but it's 6 1/2 inches wide. So now I'm considering Red Sea's Prizm Pro Deluxe. I read it's 3 1/2 inches wide. Does anyone have any experience or pro and cons about this skimmer?TIA
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The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
The Janitors: nassarius snails, turbos, hermits, several brittle and serpent stars
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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I use the seaclone 150 I think works good for me. I have heard its not the best HOB skimmer but It produces a lot of waste and has a large collection cup.
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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aqua c remora HOB. very thin, very effective. get the maxijet upgrade

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75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
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CPR BakPak 2

I have one. It's easy to use and does a good job. I've read where most agree with steve r on the Remora but the BakPak is a close second and is a little less expensive. I think it is rated for a 55 gal.

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Old 06-12-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
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aqua c remora HOB.
Ditto. If you can afford it... go for the pro with mag 3. You'll thank yourself later for it.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
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Alright thanks. Any input on the Prizms's?
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Tank: 55 Gallon
The equipment: Coralife 4x65w (2x10k; 2xActinic), Emperor 400, 2 PH
The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
The Janitors: nassarius snails, turbos, hermits, several brittle and serpent stars
The Rock: 68# of Keys-12# Base Rock; from LR.com
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:51 PM   #7
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i bought one, did more research and sent it back before i even opened it. the CPR bak pak is also very good.

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:36 AM   #8
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coralife super skimmers are sup[posed to be really good skimmers
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:42 AM   #9
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Prism's are junk and will never even hold a candle to something like an Aqua C Remora.
Remora's your best bet, with a CPR bak-pak in a close second.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:55 AM   #10
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Thanks a lot everyone.
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Tank: 55 Gallon
The equipment: Coralife 4x65w (2x10k; 2xActinic), Emperor 400, 2 PH
The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
The Janitors: nassarius snails, turbos, hermits, several brittle and serpent stars
The Rock: 68# of Keys-12# Base Rock; from LR.com
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