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Old 02-12-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Is this a crap protein skimmer?

AQUARIUM FISH TANK PROTEIN SKIMMER FILTER 180 W/ PUMP - eBay (item 260552571634 end time Feb-15-10 15:14:52 PST)
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hard to know for sure without a review. But usually, you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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Why is there a HUGE gap in prices on protein skimmers online? Most of the ones on ebay are selling for around $50. Few that are actuall owners are reselling theirs for a minimum $150. Why aren't there any $75-$125 skimmers? I think all the skimmers in my LFS's are around $175 or so.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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Looks like a hunk of crap from China to me... Best bet is to go with a CPR Aquatics or a Reef Octopus skimmer.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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ok cool thanks
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:27 AM   #6
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Do not buy. Aquarium Products is the manufacturer. It is a piece of junk. I bought a Reef Octopus NW-150 form saltysupply.com and it kicked butt right out of the box, $189 shipped. It's a beast.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:31 AM   #7
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I see this thing:

CPR Aquatics Protein Skimmer Bak Pak II Free Ship NEW - eBay (item 260358565859 end time Mar-03-10 16:09:20 PST)


But it says its like a filter too... I have a big *** sump will this even do me any good?
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:30 AM   #8
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The CPR is made to hang on the back of your tank. It's not made to be used in a sump.
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is it effective as the in sump skimmers?
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #10
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I highly suggest Reef Octopus. You get every dime of what you pay for.
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