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Old 08-04-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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Is this a decent skimmer?


is this a decent skimmer?
i have a 150 gal that is going to be fowlr, opinions please.


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Old 08-04-2005, 07:30 AM   #2
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Most here will say the Seaclone 150 isn't any good. Reviews I have read on the internet place it marginal to good, but for a 150 tank I would say no... Most manufacturers seem to INFLATE the capabilities of there products. The Seaclone 150 imho shouldn't be used on anything larger than a 75-80 gallon tank. Again my opinion is purely based on research on the internet.

How much money do you want to spend and do you have a sump?

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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If you have a sump and you can swing the cost, I would look into the ASM skimmer series, or the Reef Devil Deluxe with a Mag drive. For a 150 gal, you will want to be sure that you get the right size skimmer for it. I agree that the Seaclone 150 won't cut it for a tank this size. Good luck!

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Re: Is this a decent skimmer?

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is this a decent skimmer?
No! IMO.
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:37 AM   #5
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its a decent skimmer for no larger than a 75 gallon tank. No where near enough for a 150gal.

manufacturer's always exaggerate the tank size their equipment is good for.

if you have a sump, go with an in-sump skimmer. they are more efficient, and puts less clutter inside the display tank.
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yeah sea clones are not that great. i have had one on my 50 gallon reef for a while but I am getting rid of it. I am replacing it with the CPR Van Bak Pak 2 Reef Ready.
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get a asm g1x great skimmer

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