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Old 01-29-2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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skimmer for my 40gal FOWLR???

what skimmer should i go for with my 40 g FOWLR?? i prefer hang-ons since i dont have sump..i currently have hagen 402 and 301 powerheads for circulation and about 12 lbs live rock..im also currently running a hagen 300 pwerfilter since i havent decided on a skimmer yet. is this bad?? any help wiill be truly appreciated .

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I use a Skilter 250 for my 46 gal. No body here likes the Skilter but it has worked for me, it's noisy but it works.


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My recommendation would be an Aqua C Remora with a Maxi Jet 1200 pump. A surface skimmer would be a good addition as well. The power filter is fine until you can add some more LR. You'll need about 60lbs for a tank that size....80 would be better.
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I am also one of the few that like the Skilter as well (with the air pump modification to quiet it down). I have one on my 75gal loaded with bio balls. I also use a CPR bak pak which works really well and would be more than enough(rated for 60gal). Big price difference between the two. The 250 skilter will run about $30 on line plus $10 for the modification unless you already have a good air pump and wood diffuser. The CPR unit runs $150. Both also provide good bio filtration.

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