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post #1 of 3 Old 10-25-2007, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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is the aquaC good

i just got a aquaC remora with pump i am planning to use it in my 75g is that good. it this protein skimmer good?
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-25-2007, 07:51 PM
It is a good skimmer for what it is. I would have spent the money on a needlewheel type pump (those from Euroreef, Deltec, BubbleKing, Bubblemaster, ASM, Ocotpus, Coralife etc..) as they are much more efficient than forced injection style skimmers that were designed decades ago. I think 75g will be a lot for it to handle. The good part is that it should be dirty and full of "nog" every day to every other day. This means you will need to clean it more because it is full of junk. Those types of skimmers benefit from being super clean in the reaction chamber or "foam tower", any slime can completely stop the flow of effluents. So keep it clean, install a MagDrive3 to it and they work much better than with any maxi-jet.

I bought a Remora for a 20g tank and had zero luck with it. I junked it about 2 months after buying it. I've heard rave reviews and outright hatred at about an exact 50/50 split. The complaints range from the fact that it must be clean to work, the factory used to had drill the injection hole, it would vary often and this would cause factory rejects that would not perform. They need the cover installed as well or no foam seems to ever get produced. They are a hang on tank design so be prepared for "overflows". Simple things like water changes, temp changes, dosing, top offs, etc.. can cause them to to produce a wet foam that overflows everywhere. They work 100% better if you buy the overflow kit, otherwise you are pulling water from the middle of the tank. This water does not contain the proteins that you are trying to skim out, they are the film that collects at the top of the tank. Overflows skim this water down to the pump keeping the proteins in contact with the skimmer.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-25-2007, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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sorry forgot to tell u its remora pro does it my a different
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