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post #11 of 22 Old 04-07-2007, 08:51 PM
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sell your canister and skimmer and buy a real good skimmer and you will be fine.
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post #12 of 22 Old 04-07-2007, 08:53 PM
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sell your canister and skimmer and buy a real good skimmer and you will be fine.
I thought a C Remoras are pretty good skimmers?
Which one do you recommend?
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post #13 of 22 Old 04-07-2007, 08:54 PM
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Just want to get it straight.
I can run a 45lb LR as biofilter in a 40gal FOWLR tank with a good skimmer and powerheads without a canister filter?
Do you guys recommend to get a canister filter anyway to help out in filtering the water? If you do, Fluval or Eheim?
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post #14 of 22 Old 04-07-2007, 08:55 PM
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BERLIN
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post #15 of 22 Old 04-07-2007, 08:57 PM
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BERLIN
Classic, Hang On or Turbo XL
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post #16 of 22 Old 04-09-2007, 06:48 AM
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I use a turbo and am extremely happy with it. But i think my turbo could still have been used as a hang on. I am kinda curious though what other people think of the skimmer you have. I have really not heard anything about it.
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post #17 of 22 Old 04-09-2007, 06:52 AM
I use a corallife 220 super skimmer. I like it, but the only reason I use it is because I didnt have the room under my tank for the asm, and others.
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post #18 of 22 Old 04-09-2007, 06:59 AM
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i used a coral life and liked it alot it is not really as productive as the berlin but it really did do a descent job.
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post #19 of 22 Old 04-09-2007, 07:43 AM
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i used a coral life and liked it alot it is not really as productive as the berlin but it really did do a descent job.
Which model, I here that the 220 is the best in that line. Mine produces about a gal/week of skinmate.
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post #20 of 22 Old 04-09-2007, 11:54 AM
The 220 is the best of the CSS line.

If you have the cash buy the Deltec MCE300 HOT skimmer. It really is the best of the HOT type skimmers. What $300 for a skimmer? Are you nuts? Well keep in mind that you could easily pay $200 or more for the CSS skimmer and they work OK, but INVEST the $300 for a Deltec and know that it kicks arse on a daily basis. Most beginner quality skimmers start around $300 anyways. Sure you are not paying for the skimmer's materials as the manufacture of it is quite cheap, it's all that testing and engineering you pay for. The Deltec is a completely different beast. A lot of time and research went into the production of the unit. Like everything in life it will only be a matter of time until the Chinese plagarizers copy it and offer a similar unit that only looks like the original but does not perform near as well for a fraction of the cost of the original.

The thing I hate about skimmers is that if you put 100 of them in a room only 5 will be worth their purchase price and 95of them will be clones that hardly work at all.
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