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Old 05-17-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer

What's a good bang for my buck protein skimmer for 200-250

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Old 05-17-2015, 10:31 AM   #2
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SCA-302 180 gallon Protein Skimmer
These are reasonably priced.
Going to be hard to find a skimmer rated for 2x your tank(150g) in that price range.
This is just a suggestion of what is out there.
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Is the bubble magnes 5 about the same?

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No. They aren't the same. The SCA skimmer's air draw is 450lph and the BM's is 300lh. You'll notice a difference. What size system are you trying to find a skimmer for? Is this your 150 gallon? If so, neither of those skimmers will work for you. I wouldn't even feel comfortable running both of those skimmers simultaneously on a reasonably stocked 150+sump.
If money is an issue, look for a used skimmer. I would aim for something with at least 1000lph air draw.
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