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Old 01-13-2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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Exactly as I said "you cannot get a GOOD skimmer for less then $100. Every suggestion you've gotten so far says "a little over a $100". Compare to a Coralife?? I thought we were talking about "Good" skimmers?? So how are you begging to differ when you're suggesting a $130 skimmer???? He asked for under a $100. Beg to differ when you suggest a GOOD hang on back skimmer for LESS than $100 like he asked for.
He never said anything about HOB i just gave him the option b/c i dunno if he has a sump or not, but yes the psk-75 in sump is $98 i believe that is below $100.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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Here is one from eBay.
PS-75 Protein Skimmer + Free Pump & Bonus Odyssea - eBay (item 380303731660 end time Jan-29-11 12:59:16 PST)
Supposedly if you remove the sponges, it works much better.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:21 PM   #13
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There are also videos on youtube.com of this skimmer in action. You can decide whether or not it's good.
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those are not good skimmers. neither are coralife skimmers. you are wasting your money with those.

and to answer trackfasts question about what size of tank can you maintain without a skimmer, the answer is- any size tank. you can keep a 1000 gallon tank without a skimmer. you will have to remove excess nutrients some way though, so whether it's large water changes, mechanical filtration, chemical means....it's gonna be something.
a skimmer is another component that helps you to keep the tank clean.

in my experience, it's something you shouldn't skimp on. that said, for a tank under 30 gallons, i would just be religious with my water changes and skip the skimmer.
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