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Old 12-27-2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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on aqua-c's site they say if you use a prefilter sponge, it will be maintenance free. except for cleaning out the sponge regularly, i suppose.
i haven't seen the EV series running, but have heard folks speaking highly of theirs. however, i wonder what they are comparing the efficiency to.
in other words, if that guy that owns an ev series skimmer would try out an octo extreme, would he still be an advocate for aqua-c?
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:09 PM   #12
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That is definitely always a problem in this hobby. People don't keep trying new products once they find one that works, they stick with it and tell everyone how amazing it is.

I used a Rio pump on mine, with the plastic prefilter to the rio, but no sponge in the whole system, same with the ones at the shop. I never had problems with any of them. I have used and seen a few other skimmers used, including a Bubble King, ASMs, Remoras, Urchins, Seaclone, Coralife Super Skimmer, and a few others. I actually wasn't too impressed with the Bubble King (at least not for the price), but I think that had to do with tweaking it right which I wasn't going to mess with and apparently the other guys couldn't get just right. I actually got pretty good skimmate from the Seaclone, more than you would think based on how bad most people talk about it. The AquaC has a lot of control so it is easy to tweak.
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this is true. i was guilty of doing just that with ASM skimmers a few years back. at one time they were the best option for the money, but they chose not to continue staying cognisant of the changing market and quickly fell behind. sorry zig!
they should have changed over to acrylic. they should have implemented more efficient pumps. they should have produced a cone skimmer, and HOB skimmers for that matter. all they did was raise their prices.
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I have heard the cone skimmers are better, but I have also heard it is simply less reaction space. If you have used both, what did you find?
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oh, i haven't used a cone as of yet. to be honest, i don't see how it could be enough of a difference to warrant getting one. i was speaking from a business standpoint.
actually, now that i think of it, the rep from eshoppes let me borrow a HOB cone skimmer for my coral tank at MACNA in atlantic city.. it reminded me of a coralife SS 65 really.
if i could quote him, when i asked how they performed in comparison to the old design, he simply shrugged his shoulders and said "eh, they make cone skimmers, so we make cone skimmers"..lol.
sorry eshoppes!
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That's what I thought. I can't remember who it was but a rep for a different skimmer company said that a cone skimmer is just a regular skimmer with less space for the water and air to interact.
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