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reefme
09-18-2013, 07:54 PM
I have a 350 gallons total water and want to see what is best and reliable skimmer for price wise. Planning on mixed reefs near future. Thank you for your inputs.

brotherd
09-18-2013, 08:20 PM
I like my Lifereef skimmer.Set it and forget it.

Slyguy00
09-18-2013, 08:52 PM
There is actually a thread about this going right now

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=845981#post845981

reefme
09-18-2013, 09:47 PM
I like my Lifereef skimmer.Set it and forget it.

Where did you buy your skimmer?

brotherd
09-18-2013, 10:02 PM
Ordered directly from Jeff at lifereef.com. The 6 foot tall one is rated for 1000 gal.

reefme
09-18-2013, 10:43 PM
And how big is your tank?

brotherd
09-18-2013, 10:45 PM
180. System volume is closer to 280.

reefme
09-18-2013, 10:49 PM
180. System volume is closer to 280.

180G and you ordered a 6 foot tall. It's rated for 1500G+. Also did you ordered together with the pump?

brotherd
09-18-2013, 10:57 PM
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s679/brotherd2/IMG-20130501-00107_zpscfe1c289.jpg (http://s1311.photobucket.com/user/brotherd2/media/IMG-20130501-00107_zpscfe1c289.jpg.html)

reefme
09-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Also is it easy to remove the skimmer cup.

brotherd
09-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Not currently running at 6 feet tall.5 foot tall but I have the extension ready to go soon.I did get the pump with it. Yes it's overkill for my system but wth:)

brotherd
09-18-2013, 11:08 PM
Also is it easy to remove the skimmer cup.
I shut the skimmer pump off,release the quick connect tubes,unscrew the nylon bolts a bit and lift the top off as 1 unit.Clean it,reinstall and fire it up.No adjustments required.

brotherd
09-18-2013, 11:10 PM
I shut the skimmer pump off,release the quick connect tubes,unscrew the nylon bolts a bit and lift the top off as 1 unit.Clean it,reinstall and fire it up.No adjustments required.
And....the way it pulls air in your house won't stink.

reefme
09-18-2013, 11:18 PM
Thank you so much!

brotherd
09-18-2013, 11:20 PM
Anytime:biggrin:

MarkoD
09-18-2013, 11:52 PM
I have a bashsea twisted skimmer. Rated for about 1000 gallons. On a 300 twv.

Works great.