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. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you really think you'll need to spend that much? The Rio nano skimmer gets pretty good reviews and they don't cost more than $50 I think?
     
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  3. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    What about the skimmer on your nano Annick?
     
  4. salsalito25

    salsalito25 Stylophora

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    Well worth the money for my tank.. Like i have seen stated many spend the money for a good product and not the cheap ones...
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah...uuuh...about that :D
     
  6. Dr.Fragenstein

    Dr.Fragenstein Panda Puffer

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    Octopus Extreme 200 w/ ATB PPW. Its alright, awfully fussy. If I had to do it again, would probably look into something else.
     
  7. Dr.Fragenstein

    Dr.Fragenstein Panda Puffer

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    Coralife skimmers, for as cheap as they are and the track record for the rest of the company, work like a charm. They are probably the BEST entry level skimmer out there, and that then spills over to the guys that fell in love and bought more, or a larger size. Definitely worth the small price tag.
     
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  9. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I have a Rio Nano-Skimmer on my 10g. Not recommended. Not a quality unit IMHO.
     
  10. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    yeh I can't believe how the price has come down on them I'm getting the 65 from Dr.foster and smith and its down to $95.
     
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  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Really...well, the reviews lie then :) Good to know John. I'm not in the market for a nano-skimmer but if I was, I'd know to skip the Rio.
     
  12. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    ^ I'm doubting that your nano tank ever gets cleaned, let alone skimmed.