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Old 11-06-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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newest prizm pro skimmer?

Hi everyone,

I've been told that the newest version of the Prizm Pro Deluxe Skimmer (shown here):

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771

is a much better product than the older versions. Is this true? Anyone have this model? I have a 75 gal. and need to buy a HOB skimmer. The larger one here says it handles up to 300 gallons, so I figured it might be at least good enough for 75!

Thanks for any and all input!
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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I have not a clue on the new prizm.. (I havnt read anything good about it yet)
If I was to give a recomendantion at this time for a HOB skimmer for that size tank it would be the CCS 125..
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=3203;pcid2=
If I see good or bad news about the new prizm I will let you know
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Old 11-06-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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The Prizm Pro works great on my tank, takes a bit of adjusting though. I've had good success with it. If you want a plug and play "set it and forget it" type, I would go with the Aqua C Remora Pro w/Mag 350. More streamlined and less fuss.

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CCS 125..
This one looks huge. I barely have the 5" clearance at the back of my tank.
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a plug and play "set it and forget it" type, I would go with the Aqua C Remora Pro w/Mag 350. More streamlined and less fuss.
Plug and play? Yay! Also the size fits more easily. How is this one for noise? My aquarium is in a totally lived-in area. No noise tolerated!

Any more thoughts out there? I searched for skimmers, but so many old threads came up, and I know that there are newer models of everything available. The newer vs the older: sometimes an entirely different animal.
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How is this one for noise? My aquarium is in a totally lived-in area. No noise tolerated!
I use the remora pro skimmer and it is very quiet.
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the CCS is honking huge.. its a needlewheel skimmer that is adapted to HOB work (thats why it works better then the remora..)
Ive heared mixed reviews of the remora's quietness.. some say its very quiet some say they can hear the spray injector spraying water in the housing..
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=65077 (user not happy with how loud the remora is.. and its not the first time ive seen it.. this just happens to be very recent)
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why not just try a deluxe prizm skimmer?
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:41 AM   #8
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heres some links for them ( second link fro Dr Foster has dimensions on skimmer...):

http://www.petsolutions.com/Prizm+Sk...-10327-C-.aspx
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771
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Yeah the Remora Pro is in my opinion pretty loud but I guess it depends what room your tank is in. I know it is quieter than and air venturi type skimmer though as I had one of those and it almost whistled.

One thing to think about when considering the Remora Pro with Mag3 is if you really want that big honkin pump in your display. Also I am not an experienced aquarist but I have not had good luck with my Remora all together. Currently I'm giving it a second chance. I guess we will see how it goes.

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Physicsdude, that second link is the one I referred to in the first place. It's the one I'm considering. The link to petsolution shows one which lots here say isn't big enough even for a 75, though it claims 90. (Hope my memory is correct here.)

Thanks for all the input, everyone. Decisions are so hard sometimes!
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