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Old 06-28-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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What is the best skimmer ?????

I am thinking of upgrading my 46 gal tank from the seaclone 100 to the urchin pro with the rio pump. Is the urchin a good skimmer for a small sump and just a good skimmer in general?
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:32 PM   #2
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Rios suck get another pump... JMO... can't help on the skimmer, I have never heard of it before. I run ETSS Reef Devils on both my tanks and Euroreef is another well known brand that gets good reviews..
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
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Aqua C Urchin Pro is an excellent skimmer. Get the upgrade to either the MaxiJet or Mag Drive (even better). HTH
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I run a AquaC EV1000. The only one I have heard to stay away from are the seaclones. Sounds like you are doing a smart upgrade.
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:14 AM   #5
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i have the urchin, works awesome. pulls out so much gunk out my water. but yea, id upgrade to a MJ 1200 and you should be good to go. HTHs
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:38 AM   #6
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get a coralife super skimmer if you want something that will HOB. they are the best IMO.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:03 AM   #7
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I also agree to upgrade to at least the MaxiJet, if not the Mag pump. Rio's just cannot outperform or outlast a MaxiJet.
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:43 PM   #8
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if you want a HOB, you can also go with the AquaC Remora. If you do a search, you will find that both the Remora, and Urchins are Excellent skimmers. I havent read a thread that someone wasnt happy with theirs.
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1 TR Percula Clown
1 Cleaner shrimp
2 Peppermint shrimps
2 Emerald crabs(3rd went back to LFS)
10 blue legged hermits
15 astrea snails
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