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Old 08-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #41
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I figured it would be. I was kind of wanting to get one big enough for my next system like I am the sump but that'll have to wait
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #42
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From the picture it looks like you are running the skimmer dry. Try running it a little wet.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #43
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Running it a little wet will push some of the waste up from the "neck area" into the collection cup "overflow" itself and prevent waste build up you are experiencing.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #44
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Almost all fish stores here in Los Angeles carry Eshopps and swear by it. It is my understanding the company is based in Southern California. Some of the stores will carry Hydor as well but Eshopps seems to be their favorite.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #45
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The hob eshoppes I have works good.
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Eshoppes skimmers? They swear by them because there is a lot of profit to be made. What makes a skimmer good is the pump.
This model I would use-
Eshopps Aquarium S 200 Cone Protein Skimmer W Sicce Pump UP TO 200 Gallons | eBay
but not the models with mystery pumps.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #47
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I plan on going with a reef octopus. I haven't heard anything bad about them
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #48
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Eshoppes skimmers? They swear by them because there is a lot of profit to be made. What makes a skimmer good is the pump.
This model I would use-
Eshopps Aquarium S 200 Cone Protein Skimmer W Sicce Pump UP TO 200 Gallons | eBay
but not the models with mystery pumps.
I have a Sicce powerhead. It's ugly as hell but quiet and hasn't let me down.
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I plan on going with a reef octopus. I haven't heard anything bad about them
That's what I have. No complaints at all.
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Eshoppes skimmers? They swear by them because there is a lot of profit to be made. What makes a skimmer good is the pump.
This model I would use-
Eshopps Aquarium S 200 Cone Protein Skimmer W Sicce Pump UP TO 200 Gallons | eBay
but not the models with mystery pumps.
Also it think the fact that a company is located in SoCal makes easier for them to carry. For example, I am yet to see a fish store that sells Biocubes here in Los Angeles with Petco being the only exception. Almost all carry JBJ which based here in LA area as well.
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