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Old 06-18-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmers

Just wondering wut a good protein skimmer would be for a 75gal fish only aquarium. I have heard many things about many skimmers and its hard to judge whats good or not because everyone says something different. I have heard that Aqua Medic makes a good one and the coral life super skimmer is good. Any impute is much appreciated. Also will i be able to use the same skimmer if i switch my tank to a reef tank in the future? Thanx
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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I have a seaclone 100 on my 75 and it stinks. I'm upgrading to a coralife super skimmer soon.
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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I use a Kent Nautilus TE, but it's an insump skimmer.
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:22 AM   #4
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I have heard that you should use a protein skimmer that is rated for 6 times the amount of gallons that ur tank is. Has anyone else heard this? I am probably going to get a Coralife Super Skimmer because a few people have told me that they are good now. Should i go with the 125 or the 220??
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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Hey, I have a 75 gal, and I just bought the CSS 220, good price:

http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx
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6 times the amount rated for the skimmer is a little much. There is a debate of whether or not you can overskim but that is an overkill. I think twice the manufacturer's reccomendation is more sufficient to your needs.
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Interestng, how bout 3x? (220/75 = 2.93)
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I have an excaliber that I use in my 125 and I like it. Does pretty good job
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