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Old 08-01-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to buy a new skimmer for my 50 gallon reef. Right now I have both my in sump skimmer which is a generic skimmer driven by a Rio 600 powerhead and a Sea Clone 150. I am sick of adjusting the sea clone every 5 minutes for it to work. I was wondering what skimmer would be good to get, I was considering the new coral life skimmers - any ideas?

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For a 50 gal tank you could use a BakPak2 skimmer or an AquaC Remora.

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My vote would be to go with an ASM skimmer either the GX1 or larger if you can afford it. Great Skimmers for a great price.
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get the coralife skimmer if that is the one you are considering. I have a 220 on my 72 and I love it. great skimmer.
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:32 PM   #5
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Man, I have the JEBO 180, the generic pawn off of the Seaclone 100 - this thing rocks. I've left it on the same setting for almost two weeks now with no need for adjustment. I get about 1cm of dark green, almost black skimmate every 3-4days now (was every night for the first couple days). It could be possible that you are using too weak of a powerhead -- the generic one that came with mine is equivalent to what would be a Rio900-1000 (even tho they dont exist, its more powerful than a Rio800, but less powerful than a Rio1200). Plus its also awesome the small footprint this thing has - I was actually able to squeeze it into my 'fuge. I'll take pictures tonight.

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