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Old 06-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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instant ocean seaclone 100 protein skimmer? IS IT WORTH IT???

Hello all!!! I just bought the seaclone 100protein skimmer today.. Ive read some pretty wretched reviews on it!! Ec. It breaks!, it leaks, it pushes micro bubbles into my tank constantly! Well i hooked er' up... It pushes micro bubbles into the tank.(im guessing its part of the break in period. It was $100. Its not lous... Should i keep it?? I DO NOT WANT TO END UP HAVING TO BUY ANOTHER IN 1 YEAR!!! I want one thats going to last.. And one of my lfs has an octopus skimmer so just say wether it worth it or not please!! Any experience with it breaking? Ho2 long of a breakin period?

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Honestly, never heard anything good about them, if I were you I would return it, save up a little more cash, and get a better one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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Whats a better one under $160?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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They have the coralife aqueon super skimmer? Can that hang on the back of my tank?? Or can i put it in my tank? I dont have a sump...(not getting one soon either.) ill probably return this one either way
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Reef octopus hob skimmer OCT bh100.. Is this one good??? Its in my price range.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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I have a Corallife SS, and it works OK, but I've heard and read good things about the Reef Octopus line of skimmers. That would def be better than a Sea Clone.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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I had a seaclone and hated it, it needed constant adjusting to keep it half way working. I got an eshopps psk 75 and am much happier. They are cheap also.
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Ok thanks!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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I have heard good things about the CPR HOB line in that price range, but have no experience with one myself.
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If you can trade it back in do so. I hate my seaclone. Like stated above, the reef octopus and eshopps will both provide better results for the same money. I wish I would have known this prior to my purchasing mine.
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What about the aqueon one though? My lfs sells that one. Where would it go?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #12
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Ok so reef octo, eshopps or aqueon 65. He reef octo is rated for 50-65 gallons.. My tanks a 55 reef(soon)
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I would avoid the Aqueon.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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K so if i get that model of the reef octo it WILL NOT BREAK if im carefull right?
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Well, they come with warranties for a reason. There's no way to know for sure something won't tear up.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #16
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But is a good product correct? (octopus. I want i to do a good job thats all. Will the seaclone do that? If theres a leak i could just aquarium seal it back together right?
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If it's broken exchange it for a new one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #18
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Im saying if it every ended up getting a tiny crack like on the collection cup. I can just glue it so it wont leak right?? I dont see why not. Jw., and im not wanting to spend $100 a year on something like this. I know i neeed it. But id rather do it right the first time. If it gets a slight crack in which it leaks or stars to shoot micro bubbles into the tank after the 30days. I can seal it with aquarium glue. Right??
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Reef octopus hob skimmer OCT bh100.. Is this one good??? Its in my price range.
I have no problems with mine and it's on a 40 gallon been working good for a year now
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #20
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I had a seaclone complete junk take it back if u want one that bad ill sell u mine for 20 bucks I got a reef octopus 300 bucks but well worth it
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