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Old 05-19-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Proten skimmer say what?


I need a protein skimmer for my 20 gallon reef tank,
but what should i get?
I would like it to be affordable and quiet.
So far i've found:
Coralife Super Skimmer 65g,
Aqua SeaRemora
Euroreef
ASM
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Octopus
Input please!!
Also, if you have any other ideas.
Also, i do not have a sump, but im planning on getting one!
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hmm, hard to say on a 20 gallon, as sometimes weekly husbandry can be quite effective, but I've heard great things about the deltec hang-on and good things about aquac remora.

If you're getting a sump, I'd say consider sizing it to house an octopus skimmer. Probably bigger than you need, but for the money it's one of the best on the market.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Tunze nano skimmer.


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Okay, ill look those few up.
anyone else got any input?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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Ive had the Remora Aqua C Pro and now have the Coralife,and the Coralife is SO much better and quiter .But people say the Octopus is better.For a 20 gallon you don't need a Euro but I like them the most.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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Do you mean the Coralife Super Skimmer 65gallon?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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Tunze Nano... another one that gets my vate
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I have the aqua C and it was very loud. Do a search for the mod I did and it is 80% quieter now.

It keeps my tank pretty darn clean. In the early months of my tank it would make 1 cup every two days. Now that things have stabilized it makes about a cup every 2 weeks or so.

The best thing I like about it, no adjustments really needed and very easy to take care of. But without the mod I did, darn thing is pretty loud.
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Tunze nano sounds nice, but $200 is over my budget =\
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:09 PM   #10
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http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...s~vendor~.html

Tunze Nano... $152.00
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Thats with out shipping =P
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after shipping..like 165-170, save your pennies for a good skimmer...but if you are looking to save some money.. here's the Octopus, not the prettiest, but it get's the job done pretty well

http://www.aquacave.com/octopus-hang...b-100-495.html
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after shipping..like 165-170, save your pennies for a good skimmer...but if you are looking to save some money.. here's the Octopus, not the prettiest, but it get's the job done pretty well

http://www.aquacave.com/octopus-hang...b-100-495.html
Whats better,
Coralife Super Skimmer 65g
or
the octopus you showed me?
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my vote is the octopus...
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Anything from octopus gets my vote.
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