What's the best skimmer for 72 gallon bow front

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  1. jdameli1

    jdameli1 Torch Coral

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    Looking for the best hob skimmer.

    I'm confused on sizes??
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  3. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Eshopps PSK-100h. This skimmer will be more than enough and retails for around $150.00
  4. MoJoe

    MoJoe Dragon Wrasse

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    Deltec MCE600 reatils for about $500 but is worth it, you get what you pay for: Deltec External Protein Skimmer MCE Series

    No ugly pump in the tank, skims like a champ, includes a media compartment where you can run GFO, etc.

    If you do want to spend the $ I can give you another site where it's $50 cheaper and marinedepot will pricematch it prior to the ordering.

    Why get something and wonder if it's the best, why not just get the best and never wonder :). Sorry, I just loooove my Deltec, love it!

    Actually, here's the site to price match it's going for $490.50 here: http://www.uniquecorals.com/drygoods/deltec-mce600-hang-on-skimmer-turbo
  5. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    No pump in the tank and you do get what you pay for. This Eshopps out performed and replaced my RO BF-1000hob.
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    Look at the black nasty it produces. I can't even run it all the time because my nutrient dependant softies and macros began to die off.
  6. country1911

    country1911 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I run a eshopps psk 150 in my 20l sump for my 72 bow. I think I could have went with the 100, but have been totally happy with the bigger one.
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a PSK 150 for my 75 and love it. I only have 6 small fish but am an inveterate over feeder and the skimmer doesn't produce skim-mate but once or twice a day and I skim wet.
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  9. luvreefs23

    luvreefs23 Millepora

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    atb makes a multi use skimmer....people who have used them claim they are the best. It can also be used in the sump later on down the road if u went with a sump. I love atb skimmers....have had nothing but success with their in sump models.