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Old 04-14-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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Seaclone skimmer advise

I am thinking about getting a seaclone for my tank. I NEED a skimmer NOW!!!! Read my tank stats below......Should I get the smaller, or the larger seaclone??
Also, I have heard that these are hard to adjust. What is so hard about them, and does anyone know how to make it not so hard?
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
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The Seaclone 100 will be fine for your tank.

As for their adjustments, different people have different inputs. Mine took me about a week to adjust. It will produce a lot of micro-bubbles for a while, then they will subside and all will be fine.
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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SeaClone's aren't that great, and I'd advise a seaclone 150 for that size tank (don't believe the manufacturer's claims on tank size).

But if you have a sump, why not get an in-sump skimmer instead? they're way more effective, and less junk in your display tank.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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I dont ANY room left in the sump at all for anything. I would either hang it on the back of the dispaly or hang it on the sump.
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:36 PM   #5
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AquaC Remora Pro, as mentioned in your other thread. It's a great hob skimmer.
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:54 AM   #6
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I have to agree with fluff, I just replaced my seaclone with the Remora Pro. IMHO your throwing your money away on the seaclone, spend a little more money on something better it is well worth it in the long run.
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:27 AM   #7
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But A skimmer is better than No skimmer...
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I've tried for about 3 weeks getting my Seaclone 100 to work properly, it never did. It only produced greenish water, not the dark gunk that other skimmers produce. Plus it kept pumping micro-bubbles back into the tank. I could never get it adjusted properly.

The sad thing is, I love my lsf, a few very knowledgable staff members, but the only skimmer they sell is the Seaclones. I think I wasted my money on it.
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Before I got my Euro, I was using an Seaclone 100 for my 90G. As a hang on it, it failed me miserably. However, it didn't do too bad in the sump though. I have to empty my cup every other day. It does require some tweaking, and time to let it adjust itself. As mjvincent said, a skimmer is better than no skimmer at all.

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It seems that everyone is giving a big N-O on the seaclone, but I just got one as a gift (I am already using it) I am not exactly sure how to get the best performance out of it. I basically have it plugged in with the foamy stuff dumping into the cup. What exactly should I be looking for it to do? Btw, the stuff I am dumping out of the cup is gross looking. Brownish green.
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