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. luvreefs23

    luvreefs23 Millepora

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    I just picked up a ATB 1050a cone skimmer with the airstar 1300 pump, was 1200.00 bux and i can say im 100% sure ill be happy with it cause i have the atb 840 cone on my 90 and it performs 2-3 times better than my euroreef rs135 did (i liked my euro reef too). The 1050 will be for a 250 gallon marineland, the rough times times are over for me and my basement is nearly complete so im gathering my equipment. :)

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  3. fuzzyfish

    fuzzyfish Astrea Snail

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    Location:
    Kamloops, Canada
    I paid 400 for my euro reef rs-135, I like it much more then the coral life 225 super skimmer which I sold for the euro reef.
     
  4. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    55 dollars w/shiping for the coralife 125 i had, currentily has been sold for 65 dollars

    i made a profit im a regular ebay tycoon!
     
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  5. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Haven't decided on one for my nano yet, but, it won't be more than $200.
     
  6. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    If I had to buy the gate valve , waste collector and stand The bullet 2 would be about $600.
    Luckily I got all my stuff used.
    I voted new price.
     
  7. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    Dude.. .is that skimmer really $2200?
     
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  9. Dasco

    Dasco Vagabond Butterfly

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    spent 200 on my Vertex IN 100. and the way things are goin i would have paid 300 for it. im happy!
     
  10. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    Location:
    St. Louis
    I am going to get back with you all..... I was getting really aggrevated with this skimmer as it wasnt pulling much off and there was not a lot of bubbles.

    It seemed like when I first got the skimmer I LOVED it. Then it seemed like I was not happy! So after this post I took the skimmer apart and cleaned it. The skimmer is only about 4-5 months old

    When I got to the pump that is responsible for the bubbles I found a snail shell in there...so it was blocking it off! Cleaned it out, cleaned the skimmer and all connections...and I already have skimmate in the cup! ;D So will tell you more tomorrow
     
  11. highdesertreef

    highdesertreef Flamingo Tongue

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    Location:
    Dayton, NV
    45 bucks. CPR BAK PAK 2+R factory seconds direct from CPR. Works great easy to adjust, fairly quiet, brings out dark stinky skimmate. Absolutely got my moneys worth.
     
  12. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Location:
    Shelton, Washington
    I have an old style ETSS 600XR. New, they are around $450. I paid $100 for mine...another $95 for the Mag 9.5 to run it. Great skimmer. Squirrely to dial in, but once there.....Wonnnnnnderful.

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