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Old 11-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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skilter filter

anyone used this skilter filter?? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771 its has to be better than the one i have ......
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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Here is an old thread on the same topic:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...526&highlight=

I had one and with modification it worked OK. I eventually used it on my QT for awhile, but it developed a leak. I cannot access your link, so I cannot see what they are charging but I would not pay more than $30 for one. I bought mine off E-bay new.

If for anything larger than a 30G tank I would save my money and look into other filtration and a seperate skimmer.

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Old 11-22-2005, 07:04 PM   #3
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Afilter: one is $36 and the other is $50.
Sounds like junk if you read the thread afilter posted.
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Yeah in hind site save your money. They work ok for awhile, but if cost is not a huge issue you can do a lot better.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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thought it might be to good to be true... what about this one http://petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?R...rotien+skimmer its a berlin air-lift internal protien skimmer........ (sorry, i know that they are cheap, but i have a pretty tight budget) which one would be better for 20 gal?
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forgot to add, im going to keep the old one in my sump, when it eventually gets setup.
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For the same amount of money, this is a much better choice.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Prizm-Deluxe-Pro...QQcmdZViewItem
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ive heard the prisms are bad.... not true??
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They claim this skimmer can be used on a 100g tank. Not even close. On your tank, it would be awesome.

They can take a bit to learn how to dial in but this is even the deluxe version. It's a great deal and it's brand new.
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Don't know if the prisms are bad but i've heard some bad reviews on other sites.

IMO skilters are only good if you have like a 10 gallon where you need all the space you can get. Air lift skimmers are one of the worst types also.
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