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Old 11-01-2005, 04:22 AM   #1
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HOB Skimmer questions

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I'm newbie from Hong Kong and would like to ask few questions about HOB skimmer. Actually I am running a reef tank with 150L water with 7 2" fishes and I'm looking for a skimmer can operate with high performace. Furthermore, I just wondering which HOB skimmer should I pick, either Deltec MCE600 or Aqua C Remora Pro. Please advice if you pros have a better one. Thx a lot
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:30 AM   #2
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There are alot of options if you have the budget.. Turboflotor multi, Life Reef
a good skimmer thats not very expensive.. and I think its made over in your neck of the woods.. Coralife Super Skimmer
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Yeah I hear the Coralife Super SKimmer is awsome. The Remora Pro is a good choice as well. I have a Bak Pak 2R that works well for me, but will most likely be way to small for your needs.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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I have a CPR Bak Pak Reef Ready unit that works very very well and stays in tune quite well also. The only complaint I have is the unit is loud. If you have a fish room that is fine but in a room where family members gather it is annoying!
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the remora works well also but it is very loud. mine causes alot of bubbles too. im using the overflow box and its hard to keep adjusted.
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ok thx a lot for the advice , and nice people you have here , so is anyone heard of the Deltec one? is it good in performance?
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I have a Deltec MCE600. It is very good. Is amazing how much dirt it skims. The only problem is early models had a bad batch of rubber bushes for the pump. The bush would worn in about 3 months time and the pump will become very noisy. Deltec has since modified the bushes and is okay now. I would also buy a couple spare bushes just in case. I have seen the MCE600 on sales in Hong Kong before and the prices is very similar to the UK.
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Deltec is the Ferrari of the aquarium products world good performance yet overpriced and over-engineered IMHO..
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