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Old 07-10-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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Skimmer Choices?

I'm looking at skimmers as a way to reduce my nitrate load and improve the overall cleanliness of my 30 gallon tank. I wonder if anyone has any advice about good and bad skimmers out there. I am looking a the aqua c remora, sea clone 150, and super skimmer. Any advice will be much appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:19 AM   #2
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skip the seaclone, remoras are good. Don't know about the super skimmer.

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Old 07-10-2005, 08:58 AM   #3
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I have a Berlin Airlift 60. Its works great and much better than the Seaclone did.
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Old 07-10-2005, 10:45 AM   #4
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thje new seaclones worked great for me, i didnt have any problems with mine,
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Seaclones are too finicky... you need to be fiddling with the venturi valve too often and the foam production is not as good as many others out there. The Remora is great for the money. Easy to operate and the height of the collection cup is all you need to adjust.
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SeaClone's get a bad rep due to years of poor functionality. The new ones are supposedly better, but may still need some mods to work 'the best they can'.

Remora is a good skimmer, but a little spendy in my opinion.
You didn't list the CPR bak-pak, but I"m going to suggest it as a cheaper alternative the the Remora that'll do a fine job in a 30gal tank (I have one on my 40gal).

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:43 AM   #7
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I'll second the CPR bak-pak.
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CPR Bak Pak 2!!! is a great skimmer
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Another vote for the CPR BakPak 2. Very easy to setup and adjust.

FWIW here's some people trying the Super Skimmer.
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=1

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i heard a lot good things about the superskimmer with the needel wheel.
The seaclones are loud!
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