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Old 10-05-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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What kind of skimmer is this?

Can someone help identify what type of skimmer I have? I bought my set up used and I want to identify my equipment just in case I need to troubleshoot anything down the road.
Also, I have a 75 gallon (FOWLR) cycling, I have 1 Koralia 3 power head now, and am considering getting another ( the same?? 850?) to put on opposite end. Would 2 850s be too much? I have yet to read a post that says you can have too much flow!

Thanks so much for your answers!
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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i have never seen a skimmer like that before in the 10 years ive been in this. Sorry, but on the powerhead qestion. There is a time where you can have too much flow and thats when you have some corals they will actually not open fully if they are in a environment where its blowing too much. But with a FOWLR youll be fine and having two of those is not really that much, i have 2 4's on my 55.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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I'm kind of nervous about using it, though i was told that i shouldn't even turn it on until i put my first fish in, is that correct? I haven't turned it on yet since i just started cycling last week, should I?
Any suggestions on a new skimmer ( I'm using an Oceanic 75 trickle filter w/ bioballs and would like the skimmer to sit in it. On the down side, if it does sit in the sump, I can't use the lids on the sump, and I was hoping to only bc I'm seeing alot of evap). Thanks~
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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Berlin Skimmers and Octapus skimmers are the best of the best IMO. Im using a Coralife Super skimmer 65 on my 55 its a in sump or hang on back skim, alot of people have mixed feelings about these but its been nothing but outstanding for me. I wouldnt turn it on until you have added your new fishies either
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That skimmer is one of the new Marineland in-sump skimmers. They're new on the market.
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