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Old 04-10-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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whats the best protein skimmer

hello fellas, im finally setting up my tank but i need to know what is the best kind of protein skimmer to get, what brand , for a 50 gallon there are only 2 diffferent kinds at Lfs, thanks
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Ask this question to 5 different people and you'll get 5 different answers

I like the Aqua-C Remora brand of skimmers. Very productive and a great price. EuroReef is maybe one of the best around, but you'll pay a lot more for it. Only thing I would reccomend is staying away from the Seaclone. While it does work, there are other things out there that are much much better.

Which 2 does your LFS carry?

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If you want a good skimmer that will work well on your tank and is similar to the EuroReef (my fav!!) look in to the ASM G series skimmers. They use the same pumps that EuroReef uses and cost a lot less. They will perform very well and I believe you could get away with the ASM G1 it is rated at 100 gallons but I think it could handle more like a 75 well stocked tank. I personally have a ASM G4+ with the recirc mod...I've only just added it to my system and can't report on the performance yet.

I would suggest buying your skimmer online instead of at an LFS...they jack the prices way too high!!!
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Easy answer is as best as you can afford. My stock list post has a couple listed but there are many more to choose from.

Do you need a hob skimmer or do you have a sump?
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That is a good question to have answered Tecwzrd!!
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I use the excalibur brand skimmer. I am very satisfied with it. As Lindsay said you will get many different answers on this.
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I agree, you will get quite a bit of answers, but I would go with the majority, (except I am planning on trying an Excaliber...nudges Mike...). Aqua C and Bak Pacs seem to be in the majority.
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i have the big seaclone version and i have alot of micro bubbles but not creating enough bubbles to get to the collection cup.
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