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Old 12-17-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
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Choosing a protein skimmer

How does one go about choosing a protein skimmer since there are so many different kinds with a wide range of prices. I was thinking about the Seaclone because it is inexpensive: http://www.petsmart.com/products/product_16300.shtml

What do you think?
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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If you have a sump or a built in wet dry you might want to go with an in sump skimmer. If you dont you might wat to go with a hang on Skimmer. I would Shell out as much as I could afford on a skimmer. I have the aqua c remora with maxi jet hang on for a 45 g tank. make sure you get one than can handle a larger aquarium than you're own.

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Well the first thing is to know the size of tank. Then you have to decide or consiter the differnt types of skimmers. Counter current vs Berlin Another thing is to establish your budget.

When sizing your skimmer take the tank size the manufactuer recommends and cut it in half. So if they say its good for a tank up to 100 gal then us it on tanks no bigger than 50 gal.
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I bought the Nautilus TE which is rated at 4 times my capacity. It got a lot of gunk out when I added the sand. The live sand and rock are coming tomorrow, so I'll keep you posted.
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I have a 125 gallon and would put it in my sump
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A seaclone is definatly undersized then.

The Berlin Turbo skimmers would probably do good for your size tank.
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Three skimmers, IMO, that you should look at. Berlin Classic or Turbo, Aqua C EV-180, and the Euro Reef CS6+2. There are certainly others, but I think any of these would do a fine job for you.
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I have a seaclone and it has to constantly be adjusted. Likes to export lots of bubbles
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