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Post by reileywatts on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:43 pm

I am basically starting over with a new saltwater tank. I've had a 120 Gal DAS setup for about 4 yrs but just recently moved to Flint and lost all my livestock in the move. So I'm selling the 120 gal DAS and starting over with a 92 Gal corner bowfront. I want to do reef, anyone have any suggestions on what the best protein skimmer would be to get(that won't break the bank)? I'm leaning towards the AquaC Remora.
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Re: Skimmer Recommendation

Post by Grimreefer on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:49 pm

I personnally like the ASM skimmers. Mine does a great job on my 120. I also have an Octopus SWC rated at 400 gallons that I want to plumb in after I move to the new place. But the ASM'a are fabulous in my opinion.

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Post by reileywatts on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:54 pm

I also failed to mention that I don't have the room for a sump of refugium. With the DAS tank, the protein skimmer was built into the overflow box inside the tank, worked great.
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Re: Skimmer Recommendation

Post by BigBlue on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 1:02 pm

I have a Pro Clear Aquatic Systems MPS 150 on my tank and I am happy with it. It's $250-300 brand new.
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Re: Skimmer Recommendation

Post by BigBlue on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 1:04 pm

Pro Clear Aquatic Systems also makes a hang on skimmer also.

http://www.pro-clear.com/skimmers.html
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Post by reileywatts on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 5:21 pm

Do you think I could get away with a skimmer that is rated up to 75 gal? It will go into a 92 gal tank, I have about 120lbs of live rock that will go into the tank as well. Probably a dumb question.
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Re: Skimmer Recommendation

Post by BigBlue on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 5:36 pm

You have to figure that your actual volume of water is a lot less than the size of the tank. There used to be a calculator on line to figure out how many gallons of water you actually have after live rock is placed in the tank. Maybe someone that has better googling skills than I could find it.

You would probably be real close but I recommend spending the extra $$ on the skimmer. It's one of the most important pieces of equipment you will buy. For example, I plan to purchase a 72gallon tank but I will be a skimmer rated for 150gallon.
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Re: Skimmer Recommendation

Post by Win on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 6:26 pm

i run one for a 100 gallon tank on my 20 Smile
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