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Old 03-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer on a 40 Gallon

I've used the search thread and really been unable to find anything by way of protein skimmers for a 40 gallon. Nothing real recent anyway. I've seen a lot of members talking about the Reef Octopus product and I have no doubt they are good. That being said I'm wondering what anybody else is using. I'm not going to be doing a sump for this tank any and all input is appreciated.
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People will laugh but I use the prizm skimmer with a surface skimmer added. It was cheap and does the job for 40 g and under. As bad as people say it is, it does a better job than a seaclone 100/150 which skimmed nothing.
I like the small thin sleek look as a hang on skimmer.

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People will laugh but I use the prizm skimmer with a surface skimmer added. It was cheap and does the job for 40 g and under. As bad as people say it is, it does a better job than a seaclone 100/150 which skimmed nothing.
I like the small thin sleek look as a hang on skimmer.

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Can you provide a link to your skimmer?
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Go Reef Octo BH-1000. I run it on my 55 gallon. It's excellent.
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Can you provide a link to your skimmer?
http://www.aquamarin.com.sg/images/p...zm-skimmer.jpg
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I really like the Bubble Magus skimmers. They are a good blend of quality and value. I run one of these on my 57 gallon reef and love it:
Bubble Magus BM-NAC3+ Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
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Go Reef Octo BH-1000. I run it on my 55 gallon. It's excellent.
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I really like the Bubble Magus skimmers. They are a good blend of quality and value. I run one of these on my 57 gallon reef and love it:
Bubble Magus BM-NAC3+ Protein Skimmer - Bulk Reef Supply
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. I'll check into all of these. Prizm looks simple and easy to use, cool design too. The Reef Octopus mentioned had one really bad review, but 4 or 5 others to counteract.
That Reef Octo doesn't look like an HOB and I'm not really into plumbing unless it's as simple as doing a canister filter. How/where does the reef Octo skimmer mount?
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The reef Octo bh1000 is HOB...

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sorry, I meant the Bubble Magnus.
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I run the reef octopus bh 1000 on my 30 gal hex, it's an amazing hob skimmer
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