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    Quote Originally Posted by Stircrazy
    I think you are seeing already what I found last year. Two or more skimmers on the same tank only 1 will really produce. the other will not produce until the first gets dirty and stops. I think you are going to have a hard time doing any kind of test the way you are setting it up.

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    Stircrazy,

    What do you mean by "gets dirty and stops"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetedinator
    Stircrazy,

    What do you mean by "gets dirty and stops"?

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    Ted
    I am talking about when the becket gets a little plugged so it isn't allowing it to work to full potential. which ever skimmer was stronger was the one that skimmed and the other didn't really until the first one was dropping off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stircrazy
    I am talking about when the becket gets a little plugged so it isn't allowing it to work to full potential. which ever skimmer was stronger was the one that skimmed and the other didn't really until the first one was dropping off.

    Steve
    But isn't the point of this testing to determine which skimmer is "stronger"? Before it needs cleaning, the stronger skimmer is pulling harder. It seems to me that if all the skimmers are regularly cleaned during the testing (and from what I have seen, they are), then the stronger skimmers will prevail.

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    I think the point of this is determine several factors about many different kinds of skimmers so we can all be better informed when we make a purchase. Cleaning a skimmer every few days may not bother some people, some people might have a very light fish load and don't need the best skimmer, some might not have the space for some of these skimmers, some might not want to hear it running etc. For me, this is what this is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUinLA
    I think the point of this is determine several factors about many different kinds of skimmers so we can all be better informed when we make a purchase. Cleaning a skimmer every few days may not bother some people, some people might have a very light fish load and don't need the best skimmer, some might not have the space for some of these skimmers, some might not want to hear it running etc. For me, this is what this is all about.

    Madison,

    Good point. Many things go into to determining which skimmer is best for a given situation.

    Ted

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    You guys are all too logical and reasonable... I just want to know which skimmer whips all the other skimmers butts. Haha.

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    if logic played any part of this we would never do this in the first place.

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    I just cant wait to see how the Deltic compares to the Bubble King.

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    Skimmer Round 2 has begun -- ETSS, MRC 3 and the Gro Tech

    Photos in the Sticky Thread were updated. - The MRC-3 is in the tank, but I need to go buy a 1" barbed T to hook it up to the pump.

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    I want to know when you are going to test the one in the middle with the tank behind it and and the "door" like lid. I don't care about the rest of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer
    I want to know when you are going to test the one in the middle with the tank behind it and and the "door" like lid. I don't care about the rest of them
    The Toto never made it into the competition. Ease of installation and size are a couple of the areas where the Toto was weak. The Toto "Thunder Loo 600" was too hard to plumb into the test tank and took up so much space no other skimmers would fit.

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    Look at the 1st picture in this thread and then google Toto and plumbing.

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