Originally Posted by mr_X
that's one thing i am in complete agreement about. it definitely will not over skim.
LOL... I am sensing a slam hidden in there. Guess you're probably trying to say it can barely skim at all, eh?
What I was *trying* to say, is that you're not going to end up overflowing this skimmer because some airline got clogged or some other possible failure avenue. If it overskims (which you *can* make it do, if you want) it just drains back into the skimmer and the tank. It can overskim if you want it to. In fact, it seems like the Remoras skim much wetter than most of the other 'respected' skimmers.
Jared... I would seriously take anything WM says about "models coming in the future" with a grain of salt. When I was waiting for my HX2, all I kept hearing was that it'd be here in about 4 weeks. The reason for the delay kept changing. First it was the prototype had to be approved, then it was shipping, then it was issues with manufacturing, then shipping, then customs, then, then, then... You get the idea. At one point, I was told they were boxed and ready to ship, but the next month I was told they were still being manufactured. When you hear this for a year, it starts getting to be like a broken record.
My personal opinion... the two ends of the spectrum for skimmers are kind of pointless. The cheap skimmers are mostly junk, and you'll fight and fight them to get them to work... if they ever do. The über-expensive skimmers are so expensive... when you consider the newer research that really starts to point out how little difference there is in the "efficiency" of different skimmers... it doesn't make a lot of sense to spend the extra money. You can get a skimmer that works just about as well for half the price. So that middle ground ($200-$300) seems like a reasonable area. Just my thinking out loud...