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Old 08-04-2009, 01:20 PM
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Hi,
I am putting together a 55 Gallon saltwater tank with a 19 gallon sump. I have seen posts about skimmers for hanging on the tank, but what would be a good skimmer for in-sump use? I originally bought a seaclone, but I see that most here think they are junk.
I should probably have a little headroom, because if all goes as planned, I will probably move to a 75-80 gallon setup next year with a bigger sump.

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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ASM G1x or g2. you can find them used for cheap money and they skim great.

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Thanks for the quick response. Definately has the overhead and is a little pricey, but I like that it seems to be easy to use. I just found one on *bay for $219 + $15 shipping. Seems like a good deal.

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:13 PM   #4
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keep looking, I got a G3 all modded up for $100.

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pacific coast 2000 or an octopus nw 150 would work well. If you can find a cheap asm go with but they are a little pricey new.
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Thanks for the ideas. I will keep looking and see what kind of deal I can get.

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Thanks for the ideas. I will keep looking and see what kind of deal I can get.

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Did ya get askimmee yet.. I Know of a real Nice Vertex IN80 that will handle the 55gal easy..

Its priced just right too..
Not shure if i should put it here,, But its hard to pass up...I actually ordered a Octopuss NWB110 2009 series to try out for my 60 gallon.. While i was surfing a few hours later found this...Which will work 100% fine on a 55gallon.

Pretty hard to beat if the deal is still valid ..

Vertex IN-80 Protein Skimmer

Since i just saw a review from one of our fellow 3reefers of the IN100,, Its Big little brother the IN80 performs about the same ,, just slimer,,The price is slim too.
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I actually got a good deal on a very slightly used ASM G1X. Thanks for posting!

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Those are very nice too...I hate having to get new stuff if i dont have too...
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i have an extra tf110a

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