Originally Posted by biotoxin
Apples and oranges my friend. You are basing your comparasin (and bias) on 2 separate products that arent really even in the same category. I dont know where you got your numbers either. Marine Depot.com:
Multi Skimmer = 73$
Aquac Remora = $163
Where's that extra 30$ ?
I look forward to our future posts where maybe we can compare a paper airplane to the space shuttle 8)
In the original post he asked about the viaaqua with built in UV
which retails for about $120 online. I paid $150 for my AquaC so thats where I got my numbers. I guess its about a $40 difference if you shop at Marine Depot, sorry
Regardless the ViaAqua was designed to fit the same niche as the AquaC, a HOT skimmer for tanks of approximately 75g, and it does so quite poorly. It's mediocre at best as a skimmer, and the built in UV
is a joke and clearly an afterthought in the design. The ViaAqua was also thoroughly outperformed by a Tunze only rated for less than half the tank size of the ViaAqua, and which can be had for the same price. There is really no point in wasting $70 or $120, either way its a poorly crafted, poorly performing skimmer. I've used Aquamedics, ETSS, Euroreefs, Precision Marine, Berlins, Excaliburs, Skilters, Prizms, AquaCs, CPRs, Seaclones, Tunzes, Amiracles etc. etc. etc. and I would have to rate it down there with the Seaclones and skilters of the skimmer world.