Any one have any opinion on the efficiency of the Scum Sucker skimmer vs. the regular Prizm skimmer (not the pro deluxe). Any others in the $100 range that would beat both of them? I've got a 72 gallon reef.
for a 72g I would recommend the remora or remora pro. I know the remora is more expensive but in the long run you will be much happier. If you decide to get one get it with the maxi-jet pump and skimmer box. Check on ebay for a used one, you may find some good prices.
For what it's worth, 've been running a Prism for about 6 months and had to upgrade to a Remora. The Prism started out OK, but the longer it goes, the louder it gets and less effective it seems. I've tore it down to the bare bones for a good cleaning and that doesn't seem to help out much either. Be careful of the tabs that hold the intake in. One of mine cracked and now the thing is a mess.
Nice one TD! Reminds me of the atlantic salmon fly they have up here, called an egg sucking leech, aka the lawyer fly . Sounds like whatever I do, the Prizm ain't that good an idea. Good to know. I'll look into the Remora (Shark sucker rather than scum sucker??).
when i was looking into skimmers i was looking at the suckers bigger brother the titan, because of its adaptability in location. i could not find any references from anybody. they both look well designed.
if it means anything one of Dr. Ron's tanks uses a titan skimmer.