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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 02:49 PM
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Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

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If I had to recommend a skimmer today (that I have owned) the only one would be my MTC HSA 1000!
Money can't matter when it comes to skimmers(sorry!) so a DIY skimmer should NEVER be attempted by anyone who has not owned a "decent professionally made" unit.How would a newb even know what to look for?
We all know quality is timeless(last a long time!).
Without being totally out of control about reef tanks(but still having interest$) lighting and skimmers are the 2 most important pieces of equipment imo(sump is already there as I use them in FW so slackers sorry again).
T- do I need to run old school limewood /air and ozone to run a skimmer on my fw?
I ran my red sea "c skim" max for a year plus with minimal to say the best results(it's venture no ozone used).
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Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

I ben using my seaclone protein skimmer for 20 years now and with a max-jet 1000 pump.its seems to work fine and yes I have thought about upgrading to a new one but my collection cup has always had a lot of green waste in it.the pump I think is the #1 thing.
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Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Yes,pump design is critical as well. There is no reason to change (or "upgrade") anything if your 20-years old stuff works reasonably well. I still have two 1990-vintage AquaClear powerheads, still working nicely and I do not even think about upgrade them, because these days upgrade sometimes means downgrade due to outsourcing.

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