Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-04-2004, 07:02 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
cpr bak-pak2.
I found a place online that sells them for $104. They are 'factory seconds'...meaning the unit has scratches or other cosmetic blemishes in the acrylic...but still functions at 100% capacity and has the standard 2 year CPR warranty.
Mine doesn't even seem to be damaged...maybe a few scuff marks, but no cracks or anything like that. I just got it today and am hooking it up tonight.
__________________

__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 08:01 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: FDL Wisconsin
Posts: 54
I don't know if I want to buy a scratched up one....

Any other ones?
__________________

__________________
crono_vivi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 08:08 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crete Illinois
Posts: 656
Why not? You could save quite a bit of money, has the same warantee (sp) as a new one. And after all the gunk gets on it anyway you won't see any scratches. Not to mention that it will be behind the tank. I mean it's your choice, I am by no means trying to make this sound bad in any way. This is an expensive hobby and if you can save a buck or two, it helps down the line.

Anyway good luck.

Mike
__________________
125 Gal-35 Gal Wet/Dry-Tetra-Tec PF500 HOB Filter
(3) AuquaClear 301 Powerheads-600 GPH Circulating Pump
Automatic Tempature Controller
5-6 Inch Sand Bed-200+ lbs of LR
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 08:23 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: FDL Wisconsin
Posts: 54
So if you get one that doesn't work you can exchange? I actually might have to think about that. Are those skimmers good quality normally? Do you have the address for that site?
__________________
crono_vivi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2004, 10:39 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
They work. They have little scratches, not fatal flaws. Its like going to a factory outlet store and buying a t-shirt with a messed up print on it...a mess up when they were silk screening the design. Nothing more.

http://amekaaquatics.com/Merchant2/m..._Code=_SECONDS

What you have to remember is that a bak-pak has no moving parts other than the pump. The pump is made by Rio, not CPR, so regardless of getting a 'premium' bak-pak or a factory second, the pump's always right off the shelf, and isn't covered under the CPR warranty anyways.

I checked mine out thoroughly last night, and except for a couple very light, very minor scuff marks, I don't see any other blemishes. I fired it up last night (took a whole 3 mins to setup) and this morning I had about 1/3 cup of skimmate. It's also a little quieter than my Prizm was.
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 12:38 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
Or since you said you dont want to buy a scratched up one you could always get this one right here. For 105.99.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...&N=2004+113771

Hope that helps a little
__________________

__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
protein, protein skimmer, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Protein Skimmer Question Boulder Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 20 07-25-2009 11:09 PM
Another Protein Skimmer question Vindicator General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 04-07-2008 03:21 PM
Used Protein Skimmer Question Wood_Dog Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 08-10-2006 04:35 AM
Question about Protein Skimmer bamboo Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 07-27-2006 05:30 PM
Protein Skimmer Question peterac General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 07-07-2005 06:53 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.