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Old 06-06-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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Protien Skimmer brands whats good?

I've been doing lots of research but its hard to find good information on whats good and whats not.
Any suggestions would be great at least something to give me a direction to research more in.
Thanks in advanced!

Should probably mention its for a 30 gallon tank.
Also will this along with Live rock and Live sand be enough for filtering or should I be looking deeper into a filter
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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We really must know the size of tank you're planning to put the skimmer on. Some brands are only for smaller tanks...others only cater to 100+ gallon setups.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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I just added that information above Just thought about that myself lol
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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CPR bak-pak 2R is my recommendation...especially if yo ucan find a vendor taht sells it with a Maxi-jet instead of a Rio pump. Cheaper than the Aqua C Remora also.
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Captivereefs.com sells the bakpaks with the maxijet 1200 pumps. Is there one big enough for a 75 gallon? Or would I have to go to the aqua-c? Also, Would this pump take the place of one of the powerheads already in place for circulation?
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:23 PM   #6
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I have a CPR bak pak for sale in the Classified section
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:39 AM   #7
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The standard bak-pak really isn't for tanks bigger than 55gallons. I mean, it'll work but it may not skim every last bit out, unless the 75 is understocked.

And no, the pump on any skimmer does not count towards your total circulation, because that pump is only running inside the skimmer. Especially with CPR's...your pump is pulling water AND air...and the air really slows down the water intake. an MJ 1200 is something like 295gph, but when it runs a skimmer, you're probably at 150gph, and that's just the intake. The water churns inside the skimmer, and flows out into the tank at probably 60gph.
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Thanks for this, Malkore (it looks like I hijacked this thread, sorry!). What would you (or anyone here?) recommend then as the most affordable decent skimmer for a 75 gallon? The bigger ones get SO expensive!
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:02 PM   #9
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On ReefCentral, theres a thread about the new Coralife Super Skimmer

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=563298

Reviews from them seem good- I mean looks at some of the pics of the skum....its just REALLY nasty.

In fact, I'm getting a CSS- was going to make my own but cost would have been 50-70. So I thought I might as well spend the full 90 for a CSS 65.
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Yes, they almost make me want to rethink my plans for a dual bak pak2 or a remora pro...

Malkore, what are your thoughts about these skimmers?
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