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Old 02-28-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Upgrading protein skimmer

I currently have a Red Sea Prizm HOB protein skimmer and would like to upgrade to an Aqua C Remora skimmer. I just have one question though. My tank is a 25-30 gallon tank so an Aqua C Remora would fit the bill. However, would it be ok if I were to get the Aqua C Remora Pro skimmer so in the future, if I decide to upgrade to bigger tank, I wouldn't have to buy a new skimmer? Would the Pro be overkill for my current tank?
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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I dont think it would be overkill. it would definitly keep your water nice and clean.
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So the sales rep also agreed with you that it wouldn't be overkill. But he said that the pump could possibly raise the tank temperature a few degrees. Would this be a bad thing or do you think I could get away with it?
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I think you could probly get away with it. If it raises the temp too much you can add a fan to blow across the water. Most of the time the pump on my coralife heats the water just enough that my heater dosent have to turn on.
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Yeah, that's kind of what I'm thinking as well but I wanted to get some other opinions. I've noticed that on warm days, my tank can get above 80 degrees anyway. So I don't think it will be too much of a problem...

Would you opt for the Rio 1400 or the Mag 3?
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Mag 3 and the pump should only increase temps by a few degrees at the most.
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