Do you use a protein skimmer?

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Do you use a protein skimmer?

  1. Yes.

    84 vote(s)
    80.8%
  2. No.

    20 vote(s)
    19.2%
  1. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    You got some pictures of the massive skimmer???

    I will put a 8x10 in the living room when I get it up and running. Mommy will like that a bunch. I'll put it right next to the kids pictures. :p

    Would love for it to arrive today....;D
     
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  3. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    I use an AQUA C EV180 on my 125.
    AQUA C Remora on my 75
    and no skimmer on my daughters 30 hex with soft corals and a Pacific Long Tentacle Anemone, fish and inverts.
     
  4. Scott Osborne

    Scott Osborne Feather Duster

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    Its on my skimmer thread.

    I need to update it as I have added the wetneck and self cleaning cup since then. I need to get a video of everything on. Its pretty neat.
     
  5. nybatu

    nybatu Bristle Worm

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    how can i have crispy clear water?

    I have RSM and their skimmer is not that good. and also i cut down the black foam %50 percent since i was having i lot of micro bubbles but my water is not really clear how can i achieve that?
     
  6. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Well I'm still waiting on the video.....;)
     
  7. BillyD

    BillyD Feather Duster

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    Remora on my 55gal

    and a Euro Reef on my 125gal

    sorry cant remember the numbers and letters and all that. lol

    Both work fantasticly btw.
     
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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I run a Bubble King 300 External.

    Great skimmer. Might be see as an extravagant skimmer but I love it.

    J
     
  10. IBMGeek

    IBMGeek Montipora Digitata

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    Octopus NW200 (moded)
     
  11. BlackJack

    BlackJack Flamingo Tongue

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    after reading about some of your skimmer setups, I feel like a certified noob.

    I'm running a Prizm (which I'm not at all happy with) on my 60g.

    crazy thing, with just a micro adjustment, I go from no effect to overflow. There's no in between.

    (somebody tell me what I SHOULD be using?)
     
  12. liegeofinveracity

    liegeofinveracity Coral Banded Shrimp

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    how's it working out for you? this is the only piece of equipment i bought without thorough researching and for a few weeks i absolutely despised this thing! still do actually! i've got it as close to dialed in as i can and i just leave it alone now,sometimes it foams,sometimes it doesn't,it's handsdown the most expensive airstone i've ever bought though,the only good thing i can say is that i'm on the fence as far as skimmer/no skimmer goes and since it only works occasionaly it satisfies both sides of the argument;)