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Old 04-29-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Is Coralife a good protein skimmer?

I have a 120 gallon tank and I am looking for a good protein skimmer, but not looking to spend a ton of money on it. What would be a good name to look for?
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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I hear octopus skimmers are really good. I'm still using a nahg on back one myself. lol
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Coralifes are ok, but are definitely a lower end skimmer. They have some issues with overflowing and adjusting the skim concentration.
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Definitely don't waste your money on a Coralife skimmer. Octopus skimmers are very reasonably priced and perform great.
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I run both, and don't have any issues with either one.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #6
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i have an insump reef octopus skimmer took about a week to break in now its pulling DARK nasty skimmate very satisfied so far
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