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briandeeds13 02-01-2013 07:48 AM

Protein Skimmer
Can anyone suggest a good protein skimmer to buy that is relatively cheap for a 40 gallon tank. I've seen some on amazon that are rated for my size tank for like $40 bucks but I don't know if I should trust them.

Reefing Madness 02-01-2013 08:28 AM

Re: Protein Skimmer
I would assume at this point we are talking about a Hang On Back Skimmer?
5 High Performance Hang on the Back Skimmers
Coralife 65 Skimmer Coralife Super Skimmer 65

ionix 02-01-2013 12:14 PM

Re: Protein Skimmer
I vote coralife. Though you need a DIY microbubble preventative, but is worth it as it is pretty awesome at pulling out gunk.

briandeeds13 02-01-2013 12:16 PM

Re: Protein Skimmer
Well i bought a coralife one and what do you mean a dyi micro-bubble preventive

coralbandit 02-01-2013 12:28 PM

Re: Protein Skimmer
Return water through anything you can put pad or floss in to stop very small bubbles from getting into main water supply.I return my PS into a piece of PVC that has sponges in it and is 1/2" below water level,this way no bubbles enter my water column.Even "properly " run skimmers can pass bubbles that you don't want in your tank.Anything could work.
Ask madness how he "modified" his impeller to get better bubbles in his PS,very informative and helpful.

Reefing Madness 02-01-2013 12:37 PM

Re: Protein Skimmer
Later this evening I will send you a link to help yiu modify your Coralife Skimmer, in order to make it much much better.

Reefing Madness 02-01-2013 08:15 PM

Re: Protein Skimmer
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This you definately have to do if your going with a Coralife. I just set this up on my pump. DA BOMB!! If anyone thinks that the Coralife works good, wait til you see this. I will put this thing up against any SWC Cone Skimmer or Bubble Magus now!!
Modifing the Coralife Super Skimmer CSS | Tyler Merrick
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Mesh PF4 Enkamat Skimmer Enchancement | eBay

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