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Old 07-29-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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w/a $200 budget: whats the best Protein Skimmer?

I have a 200 buck budget for a protein skimmer.

My tank is a 20 gal tank with only 2 little fish (one goby/one blenny) 2 shrimp(one coral banded/one pepp), lots of hermits, lots of rock and several different kinds of polyps (and one sprig of kenya).

Whats the best I can get?


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Old 07-29-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Aqua-C Remora HOT w/ an MJ1200

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Old 07-29-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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You can get a really nice skimmer fr $200 or less. Check Ebay as well, there are usually good deals on there.
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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remora with maxijet and you ll have some cash to spare. good luck
65 Gal Marine
60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
Am I Overstocked Yet?
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:00 AM   #5
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why not run skimerless and just get a bunch of live rock for it ? go the natural way I mean the tank is really small and unless you have a sump there are gonna be lots of bubbles forming, but if anything go with a remora thatd be your best bet.

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Old 08-01-2005, 03:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by MT79
What is the difference between a Regular Aqua-C Remora and a Remora "HOT"?
39 gallon (2yrs) 40lbs live sand. 23 lbs LR (still collecting) , 1 turbo snail, 5 Nasarius snails, 10 blue knuckle hermits, 1 zebra hermit, 1 scarlet hermit, 5 red tip hermits, 1 Green Chromis, 1 Blue Damsel, ? Ricordia, candy cane coral.

135gallon (2 months)
125lbs live sand, 100lbs live rock, 2 175W Metal Halide, 1 175W VHO Actinic (so far). Berlin Protein Skimmer in 40 Gallon Sump. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's. 10 Nassarius, 10 mexican turbos, 10 astreas, 20 Blue Leg Hermits, 20 Scarlet Hermits, 5 Emerald crabs, 5 peppermint shrimp. 1 Copper Band butterfly, 2 False Perculas, 1 Javanese Damsel.
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:52 AM   #7
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"HOT" stands for "Hang On Tank" HTH

30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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