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Old 04-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hi I am looking at getting a protein skimmer and right now I can't afford a good one. I keep seeing one on ebay for $39 its called a best choice skimmer. Has anyone used one I can't seem to find any kind of reviews on them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hi I am looking at getting a protein skimmer and right now I can't afford a good one.
trust me your not alone .

be aware there is a lot of garbage skimmers out there on ebay / amazon ect , they claim they work great but half the time they leak , overflow or don't do as good a job as it should , but like it is always said you get what you pay for ,

I tried several skimmers under $50. all were junk !!!

then I found the sea clone I have the 150 model paid $109. . its no Cadillac but it works

took a bunch of fine tuning to get it to work right but I got it working,

its not the best skimmer out there but for the money it works just fine. as long as it does its job it was worth the $109. in my book ,

trust me when I say:

spend a few extra bucks get something that you know will work right the first time and you'll be satisfied with !!!

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Aquarium Filtration & Water Quality: SeaClone Protein Skimmer


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Old 04-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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I believe nest choice skimmers are the odyssea brand as well. You might try their website, Aquatraders - Guaranteed Best Prices on Aquarium Lightings + Free Shipping!

To be honest I went with a $40 skimmer off ebay and it absolutely was horrible. I would say to go without and save up for a decent one rather than waste your $40 on a crappy one. Just keep up on your water changes and don't overfeed! lol
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Thanks both of you I will listen to your advice and hold off and save up.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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yes save and buy a good skimmer
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