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Old 03-24-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer

I currently own a "Sealife Systems" protein skimmer. I bought it as my LFS recommended it. After nearly six months... I don't feel like it does crap. I have a one gallon jug that it supposedly fills up with the "skimmed" stuff or whatever... but I empty it about once a month IF THAT.

I am now changing the life of the tank. I previously had a predator tank (groupers, lion fish, etc) and I now want to go towards anemones, clown fish, tangs, etc. I think it should fill up my 90G pretty nice. I already have a good amount of live rock and soft corals, but plan to boost it up a bit.

I also currently have a wet/dry beneath my tank.

Anyway, I'm looking at either Turboflotor, Coralife, or AquaC.

Which would be the best bet to keep my tank healthy? While I am looking for the best, I also want the decision to be economical.

By the way, I would really prefer if the Protein Skimmer sat OUTSIDE the wet/dry. Right now, my protein skimmer is taking up so much **** space... space that could be used for live rock rubble, etc.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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I dont use any of those but I`ve heard that Aqua C is a good brand. I use the excalibur skimmer and love it. If you want it to set outside then you`ll need a HOB and have it on the back of the main or the sump. Moving this to the General Hardware and equipment discussion forum.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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If you want it outside the sump look into some inline skimmers like the AquaC EV series.
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My vote. Pump. Then again, you don't need the Calcium Reactor speed fitting with predator tanks, I'm guessing.

Anyway, I got the 180 on my 155. Love it.
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My vote. Pump. Then again, you don't need the Calcium Reactor speed fitting with predator tanks, I'm guessing.

Anyway, I got the 180 on my 155. Love it.
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WHOA! $350... I was attempting to stay in the $150 - $175 range... LOL. The current skimmer was about $60.

Btw... it's no longer a predator tank. Will be clown, tangs, etc.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Anyone else?
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