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Old 09-04-2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer pre-purchase advice

Am considering purchasing this skimmer but would like some input on whether or not it's a good skimmer and if it's worth the price. What should I offer the seller?

Never used qualified for 200 gallon tank

In sump skimmed with bubble diffused.

Half cone transition design

400mm x 260mm x 200 mm/600

Seller is asking $275
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It's a good skimmer, but the pump isn't the greatest. It can be loud and sometimes have start up problems. You're not getting a deal on it either. You can buy 1 brand new for $5 more than his asking price. I would offer no more than $200.
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Thanks for the input, $200 was what I had already offered but I have not heard back as of yet. So the search continues..... Thanks again
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Had one, so loud couldn't stand it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:23 AM   #5
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Had one, so loud couldn't stand it.
Ditto had one never worked right
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