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Old 08-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Coralife skimmer

I have the opportunity to purchase a coralife super skimmer rated 125gal to put in my 72 gal aquarium. Its 50% off cause store is closing and I can probably get it even cheaper cause it's missing the pump. My question is how good of a skimmer is this. I would rather pay more for a good one then buy junk for a good deal.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Get a better one.
Thanks. Any suggestions. I will be using it in my sump
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Based on what people have had to say and reviews any skimmer will do a better job than the coralife.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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I had that coralife skimmer and will never own one again. I would look into "reef octopus" skimmers, so far I have been completely satisfied with it.
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LOVE our reef octopus! Only piece of advice is to buy a bigger rated skimmer than you think you need and then watch it go.
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I have the opportunity to purchase a coralife super skimmer rated 125gal to put in my 72 gal aquarium. Its 50% off cause store is closing and I can probably get it even cheaper cause it's missing the pump. My question is how good of a skimmer is this. I would rather pay more for a good one then buy junk for a good deal.
If it's missing the pump, I wouldn't buy, as a replacement will probably be half the cost of a new unit. I just got the 65 gallon model off Craig's list and am still breaking it in. It's actually replacing an in sump unit that is too difficult to get to in my stand to maintain. I'll post my thoughts on it as I gather the info.
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you will be breaking it in forever!
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I would like to get a reef octopus but will have to wait. Just spent enough money on sump build and fish. Any suggestions on economy skimmer that still works decent until I upgrade to the octopus?
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Don't waste your time. Just wait and do it right the first time
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