How much did your protein skimmer cost?

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How much did your protein skimmer cost?

  1. $0 - $200

    88 vote(s)
    46.3%
  2. $200 - $300

    48 vote(s)
    25.3%
  3. $300 - $500

    34 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. $500 - $700

    8 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. $700 - $1000

    7 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. > $1000

    5 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I've seen a lot more expensive protein skimmers lately. What did you pay for yours?

    If you paid a premium, do you feel you got your money's worth over your previous skimmers? Why?

    EDIT - If you comment please state which skimmer you have. Thanks :)
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
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  3. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    95 bucks..gets the crap out so I'm satisfied!
     
  4. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    What did you pay for yours? $300

    do you feel you got your money's worth ? Yes

    Why? Precision marine bullet one with collection cup plumbing/gatevalve and Mag18 all in top condition (good value for me)
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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  6. tronb24

    tronb24 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    AquaC Remora

    Paid $75 on eBay. Very satisfied.
     
  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    $400 or so...I cant remember I got a hydor performer. Personally I do not like it all that much over my ASM skimmer in my other tank. I can not adjust the skimmate on the hydor one adn I dont feel like I get enough skimmate for my tank
     
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  9. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    With the waste collector? Minus the pump? Minus gate valve and tubing? Guess they're all needed.
    I'll let you know when I set it up and after it's been running a while.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Cool.

    You can still vote. :)
     
  11. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    I believe my octopus on my 40 was somewhere around $150 and the ASM on the 200 was around $400 or so.
     
  12. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    paid $99 for my seacrap I mean seaclone..lol
    was it worth it? no I could get better foam by blowing bubbles in the water myself..j/k
    but seriously it stinks.

    Im picking up a coral life 65 next week.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009