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DonW

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I need to get a real skimmer before upgrading my tank. I dont think the little backpack is going to cut it. I found a Oceanic #4 on ebay. Is this a good skimmer???? Will it work for a 60 or 70??

Thank You
Don
 

reefsupply

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Don,
I wouldn't go to cheap on your skimmer because it could cost you in the long run. The Oceanic is a good skimmer from what I have been told but I have never had one. I'll ask around for ya and see what I come up with on how they are.
 

DonW

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I dont want a cheap skimmer I just wanted a used one. The less I spend on hardware the more I can spend on LR. There is also a ETSS on ebay and one in the for sale forum. What do you think of those??

Thanks
Don
 

DonW

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Tom,

What about the one you have. I think there is one in a dusty box at Aquarium Paradise. I dont remember what you called it, turbo something.
 

Ray Pollett

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I know you are asking about skimmers. Have you considered going skimerless. More and more reefers are. I have a number of tanks without skimmers and they are doing just as good as the tanks with them. The new 180 that should arrive the end of this week will be set up without one.

Just another option to consider.

Ray
 

sorcerer

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I ran an Oceanic #4 on my 75G for about 4 months. When running right it did a good job, however it could be a little touchy to keep running at peak performance. Water level changes could realy throw it off. JMO
 

Ray Pollett

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Gordo said:
Ray,

What do you use to maintain water quality without a skimmer?

~Gordo~
I use Emperor 400 HOB filters without the bio-wheels. I do small weekly or every other week water changes. I use DSB and LR.

The new 180 will have DSB and LR from the 125. 2 Emperor 400 filters. An Iwaki MD55RLT water pump running the Chiller and a Dolphin Aqua-sea 2100 on a closed loop.

I start by doing 20 gallon water changes every other week and adjust according to what the tank tells me.

Ray
 

Elmo18

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I myself run skimmerless on both tanks. Macro refugiums, DSB, and live rock.

I do about 3-4 gallons weekly changes. Everything is great, I dont want to skim a whole bunch of good stuff out, but I would assume im changing more water than those with. This is on a 75 gallon tank.

- Ilham
 

fishermann

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remora pro is a great hang on and the urchin pro is the in sump one version. Both are plug and run,no adjusting and well work great for a 50 or 60 gal tank. if you plan on having a nbr of fish in your tank i would surely skim.
 

Salsaking

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Paul has a skimmer.

Paul Hamby has a skimmer for sale! He is Fragman online. I believe he is asking $225.00 And it's new! Nice skimmer if you ask me! Kevin Pockell Uses three of them. He is the SPS Moderator if you dont know Kevin. Good Luck! I believe Pauls cell phone is 206-669-0440.
 

Ray Pollett

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Elmo18 said:
I myself run skimmerless on both tanks. Macro refugiums, DSB, and live rock.

I do about 3-4 gallons weekly changes. Everything is great, I dont want to skim a whole bunch of good stuff out, but I would assume im changing more water than those with. This is on a 75 gallon tank.

- Ilham
I don't have to change any more water on my tanks without a skimmer than the ones with one.

Ray
 
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