What kind of skimmer do you use?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Jul 14, 2005.

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What kind of skimmer do you use?

  1. Venturi.

    48.1%
  2. Needle-wheel.

    25.9%
  3. Down-draft.

    3.7%
  4. Spray-induction

    22.2%
  5. Counter-Current (air stone).

    3.7%
  6. I don't use a skimmer.

    3.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What kind of skimmer do you use?
    I recently switched to a needle-wheel and like it a lot. 8)
     
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  3. mmakay

    mmakay Feather Duster

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    You forgot one! AquaC call their system "spray induction". Form their site:

    And they aren't kidding ... you can feel the breeze from the outlet of the collection cup overflow! :eek:
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    I DONT know...lol wat kind of skimmer is a bakpak?
     
  5. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    I am using a needle wheel skimmer the Berlin turbo.
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a beckett injector style skimmer customer made for my sump. Works well but needs cleaning as the injector gets clogged with small snails and algae

    J
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Well it's a good thing you only have one tank J. ;) ;D

    Added - i think AquaC is the only one using that though.
     
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  9. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    ;D Aqua C here as well!
     
  10. Jay

    Jay Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Aqua C also here, have 3 of them all upgrades to the Via Aqua 526 GPH pump.
    I recomend this upgrade for the hang on the back models. Makes a huge improvement. ::)

    Jay
     
  11. Jay

    Jay Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Bruce:

    Do you like this bakpak skimmer? I have an oportunity to buy one used for probably 20 bucks from a freind along with some misc pumps and old dead liverock.

    Does it work good? Might be a good backup skimmer for me?

    Jay