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Old 06-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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protien skimmer at walmart

Hey guys/girls i work at wal mart so i have a ten percent discount there i just found a protien skimmer online for it this one Search results for protien skimmer - Wal-mart anyone ever used it before how would it do for a 55 gal reef tank?
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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I would look at something else for a 55. Going this cheap will cost you a lot more than the 10 bucks saved with the discount in the long run. JMO.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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point seen i am now thinking about using my old waste of money on that sea clone but now that i am not using the sea clone any more i wonder if i could use parts and make a home made skimmer? any ideas? i have the body of it still HMMM........... i thinking hard now lol
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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grab an octopus hob. won't be disappointed. Very good use of your money
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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Capt. How much space does the octopus hob need in back of your tank?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #6
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I'd have to look but I'm pretty sure it's 4" .. brb

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under 4"

http://www.aquacave.com/detail.aspx?ID=495
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How does the square design work as far as directing the bubbles and skimming scum?
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Bubbles tend to rise regardless of the shape. As long as the top is as big or bigger than the bottom for free rise

http://www.coralvue.com/pdfs/hob-diagram.jpg
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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alright i will when i get caught back up on bills just got a job again so to long un employed it was horrible!!
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the sea-clones are great skimmers with a few mods, I ran mine for over 5 years(still works great) retired it when I got the turboflotor a few years ago. My tank is a 120 that went from being a fowlr tank to a reef over the years. I also heard that the older sea-clones were alot better then the newer ones, I know that the old maxi-jets with the round power cords do last alot longer then the newer ones with the flat cord, perhaps this is what the difference is I don't know but if you change out the impellers plastic wheel with a needle wheel and the air contol valve on the sea-clone it will perform better then alot of the midpriced skimmers out there today.
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