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    Protein Skimmers?

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    reefer87

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    Protein Skimmers?

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:10 pm

    What would be the best bet on a skimmer? Im setting up a 60 gallon display and a 30 gallon sump and striving for a mixed reef. My price range is about $300.
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    nikecivic
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by nikecivic on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:09 pm

    Hey stranger its been awhile! I would go with the SWC Cone skimmer for that budget but don't know what are your requirements. I used this skimmer when my Bubble King pump died, I chose thee SWC as a backup because of the small footprint but I went back to the BK when the pump was replaced.


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    bvysochin

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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by bvysochin on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:16 pm

    You can find a used ASM G3 for $150.. that will leave you extra room to add on another 150 gallons if you choose to add a frag tank, or run a super heavy bioload Smile
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:07 pm

    You could look into the diy avast cone skimmer. I heara lot of good things about those. Or a super reef octopus. Those are pretty nice too.


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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:19 am

    Or you can just take the ASM g3 I have sitting out in my shed and get it out of my way. Then all you need to buy is a pump. Wink If your going to be at the next club meeting, I can bring it with me.
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by dwolson2 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:15 pm

    He is only about 3000 miles away:)


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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:29 am

    Well when he comes home, it will probably still be sitting in my shed. Wink
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:39 am

    He's home now. He got out and moved to the east coast.


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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:46 pm

    OK. Well it's up for grabs then.
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    nikecivic
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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:34 pm

    I have a friend who may want it.


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    Re: Protein Skimmers?

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:27 am

    OK, you can pick it up when you stop by to see the tank.

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