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    I know this isn't on anyones top pick list but what is the general opinion of CPR skimmers?

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    decent, but mediocre performance, spend a few more bones and get the aqua c remora
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    Quote Originally Posted by skimerwhisperer
    decent, but mediocre performance, spend a few more bones and get the aqua c remora

    that is a joke, right

    i would say the best skimmers are

    do want cheap
    coralife ss

    expensive
    bubble king
    H&S

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadfarmer
    that is a joke, right
    i would say the best skimmers are
    do want cheap
    coralife ss
    expensive
    bubble king
    H&S
    no, but coralife skimmers are, just because it's a needle wheel doesnt make it a good skimmer, mabye if you could buy 5 out of 10 that didnt leak i might be able to overlook the crappy rio pump they use to power the thing, so even if it does produce decent skimmate, i would say that is negated by the fact that it's made from sub standard components. save your money, you'll be replacing this skimmer when you get serious.

    granted i should have paid closer attention to the thread title, "in sump skimmers" anytime someone mentions cpr skimmers all i think of is the backpak, so my knee jerk response was to suggest the remora instead.
    of coarse there are better skimmers, especially in sump ones, so take a chill pill mr. cathode ray cool guy, i can name off some big boys too, and you forgot the best ones, being;
    deltek,
    ati,
    schuran,
    and i'll take grotech over h&s anyday, at least from my personal experience.

    and for cheap skimmers i like;
    asm/euroreef,
    aqua c,
    top fathom,
    via aqua(in sump)

    btw, that reactor in your av is pretty sweet looking, you must be a diy geek

    im not as impressed by bubble king after listening to dave from o2many fish give a presentation on comparative skimmer performance, it was one of the weakest skimmers that was in the competition. but i do absolutely LOVE royal exclusive's pvc welded sumps!!!! i dont even want to know how much they cost! check em out!
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    one thing to look for experience has taught me is get one that can be disassembled enough to clean a couple times a year. ive had good luck with my aqua c but it is hard to adjust properly, salt creep or water leaks are common and now that i want to clean inside my skimmer i see why some skimmers are made in several removable sections!
    read my lips---"NO NEW FISHES".

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    did dmj get his question answered and does he understand the answer?
    read my lips---"NO NEW FISHES".

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    that's my only gripe with euroreef skimmers, is that you cant fit your hand down into the body to clean the smaller models, very annoying!
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