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AquaC Urchin Pro Skimmer with Mag 3 Pump


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Installation and Operation Installation couldn't be easier, it's just a matter of putting it in the sump and plugging in the pump. Adjusting is just a matter of raising or lowering the collection cup for a dryer or wetter skim.

I really like the fact that this skimmer has a very small footprint. Another nice feature is that the pump can be plumbed pretty much however you want to. By default it comes with just a bit of hose and a couple of clamps.


Performance vs. Expectations I have owned the Remora for years and found it to be a very good skimmer. However, the Remora is a hang on skimmer and I recently added a sump to my tank. When I remembered there was an in-sump version of the Remora, the Urchin, I was very happy. I find the Urchin works even better than the Remora though. The amount of skim it has pulled is impressive. I expected it to work as well as the Remora but not better. That was a nice bonus.


Value for money For me, this was well worth the money. It's works and has a small footprint.


Customer Support I've only used customer support to ask questions when I was researching buying the Remora. I have to say they were very prompt and honest in their answers.


Liked about it 1. Small footprint
2. Very easy to adjust
3. Skims well


Didn't like 1. Bubbles can be noisy. However, this is really easy to stop with a simple modification. It simply takes placing a piece of plastic cut to fit. I actually used the top of an old carton of eggs. Some people who are more handy than I have cut and made their own that fits snug and is totally silent.


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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

By tcamos
Mar 18, 2011
 
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Nice skimmer for the price (got it for about $120.00)

Installation and Operation Put it in the Sump, plugged it in...simple.


Performance vs. Expectations After a couple of days of using different heights for the collection chamber and finding the sweet spot for what I want it is perfect.


Value for money Compatible to other skimmers in it's price range.


Liked about it I like the lack of space it takes up in the sump. I am overjoyed that because of the injector system, the sump water height doesn't affect the operation of the unit. I like the simplicity of just lifting the collection chamber off and not have to unscrew a hold down ring.


Didn't like I see no faults in this skimmer at all.


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5.0
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5.0

By mrplum
Dec 08, 2010
 
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Great buy great skimmer

Installation and Operation When I started out in reef keeping on my old 55 this was my first skimmer. This was probably one of the best skimmers I have owned to this day. I recommend running a mag3 on it. This truly plug and play design is unmatched in it price range. No adjustments, no dialing it in, I mean literally plug and play. However for those of us (like me) that just cant handle that concept there is one adjustment you can make. You can adjust the collection cup up or down for wetter or dryer skim mate. This skimmer requires very little maintenance. Just regular cleaning and clean the injector every so often and you will have a truly awesome skimmer for smaller tanks. I recommend this skimmer on any thank less than 75 gallons. The small foot print makes this skimmer easy to install in any sump. The price of this skimmer makes it an attractive skimmer. The effectiveness of this skimmer puts it a class of its own.


Performance vs. Expectations I must be honest. With the price of this skimmer my expectations were not very high. So it exceeded them by the moment I pluged it in and continued to do so day after day.


Value for money This thing is an awesome skimmer for the buck.


Customer Support It was such a good skimmer I never had to call customer support.


Liked about it Everything but the small foot print is the best feature.


Didn't like It is a tall skimmer but will fit under most stands.


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4.5
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5.0
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4.0

By robertmathern
Apr 25, 2010
 
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AquaC Urchin Pro GREAT PRODUCT

Installation and Operation This protein skimmer was simple to install. Pretty much plug and play,just had to cut the hose form the pump to skimmer to fit application length.


Performance vs. Expectations Performs as advertised with small tweaks to the pump (Rio 1400) adjustment value for water flow. As well as raising the collection cup to desired level performance.


Value for money Great price for a great skimmer,


Liked about it This skimmer has one of the smallest foot prints I could find seeing how I was limited on space in my sump. Perfect fit, has not failed me yet with regular cleanings.


Didn't like have no dislikes


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5.0

By salty198
Jul 20, 2009
 
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Aqua C Urchin Pro

General I found this skimmer to be ok, but not great, it would collect a nice tea colored skim mate no matter where I set the o ring... IMO there just isn't enough rise time for the bubbles to collect the organics as effectively as other skimmers. It's not bad for a hang on skimmer, but I think there are better choices in the same price range.


Liked about it hang on tank, compact


Didn't like pre-filter box was HUGE in the tank, small collection cup, not very effective


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1.5
Overall satisfaction:
 
2.0
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1.0

By YLChik
Jun 29, 2009
 
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AquaC Urchin Pro

General This skimmer is nice for sumps without a lot of extra room, the foot print is quite small. A lot of clearance is needed to accommodate the height.

I bought the Urchin Pro with the mag 3 pump and the drain fitting. The drain fitting is a nice mod. It allows the collection cup to remain in place longer.


Liked about it It has a very compact design. Very easy to clean and operate. No tuning required


Didn't like Needed to replace the impeller already


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4.0
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4.0

By Mr.Peanut
Apr 01, 2009
 
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