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Old 02-11-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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Best Protein Skimmer for 150?

Having a system built for a new home - the guy is quoting me a "no-name" skimmer for just under $500.

I can get an AquaC EV-180 with Mag 7 for about $380.

Are there any other good (cheaper) alternatives? But good ones?
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This is a good one that is much cheaper.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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How does that compare to the AquaC 180 or the EuroReef 180? I'm looking at both of these coming in around $400 - twice the price of the XL Red Sea skimmer.

Anyone have feedback on that one?
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180G All-glass with dual megaflows in a custom stand
AquaC EV-180 skimmer
250 pounds LR
160 pounds aragonite
Custom acrylic sump from GlassCages.com
2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI
Filstar XP3
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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I would chose an ASM, Euro-Reef, or Aqua-C skimmer.
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I agree with Aqua-C. This thing is amazing on my tank, very productive, and not that expensive in the scheme of things.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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I'm down to the Aqua C 180 and the EuroReef 180. Both are coming in around $400 with pump. I'm sure either would be a HUUUUGE step up from my CSS 125
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2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
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