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Reef_Geek
09-16-2012, 06:26 AM
Thinking about buying this Coralife Super Skimmer (needle wheel)

http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/ps-c3002/Coralife+Super+Protein+Skimmer+%28Needle+wheel%29+-+up+to+125+Gallon.html

Anyone have experiences with this Coralife Super Skimmer line? They look ridiculously affordable. JL has it (the 125 gal model) for $193 whereas Big Als wants $260... big difference.

Any experiences would be appreciated.

Mandosh
09-16-2012, 06:42 AM
Abort! Abort!

They may not be the worst skimmer out there (pretty sure the skilter is the undisputed champ in that class), but definitely the worst of the many I have owned.

Salt2Death
09-16-2012, 07:05 AM
Abort! Abort!

They may not be the worst skimmer out there (pretty sure the skilter is the undisputed champ in that class), but definitely the worst of the many I have owned.

That's a huge agree there! I'd rather not run one than ever use that waste of space!!!!
Any thing is better!

DO NOT DO IT TO YOURSELF!


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windcoast reefs
09-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Don't do it! One of the worst skimmers ever made! You can buy a bubble magus for less than that!

chris121277
09-16-2012, 04:01 PM
DO NOT BUY ONE!!!!

Take it from someone who fought with a SS220 for 3 years to try and get it to run right......ended up turfing it and buying a SWC

Reef_Geek
09-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Wow, very strong and consistent experiences so far...

What issues were you having with it?

thanks.

Rice Reef
09-16-2012, 09:36 PM
Wow, very strong and consistent experiences so far...

What issues were you having with it?

thanks.

Here is a link you may want to look at on this skimmer...

http://www.fishforums.com/forum/technology-equipment/7631-product-review-coralife-protein-skimmer-125gal.html

You are better off now to spend good money on a good skimmer.

martinmcnally
09-16-2012, 09:47 PM
I used to have one of these very unreliable in terms of keeping a good constant skim. I would spend a little extra and get a Reef Octopus or something, those are pretty reasonable.

mseepman
09-16-2012, 10:01 PM
The Coralife is the definition of bad. I suggest you look at one of these if you don't want to spend too much. http://www.aquacave.com/Turboflotor-Blue-1000-Protein-Skimmer-by-AquaMedic-P2202C616.aspx

I have one and it does a decent job for the money spent. I run it on my 70 gallon and its been flawless in its operation. I had to make a silencer from a pill bottle though as I like it quiet.

Reef_Geek
09-17-2012, 01:32 AM
Thanks everyone, very helpful. Looks like hit and miss... mostly miss on the online reviews.

How are the eShopps hang on back skimmers? Any experiences?

http://www.eshopps.com/?page=PSK_100H

a few LFS in Calgary carrying these for reasonable prices ($160-$180)

Northernseacorals
09-17-2012, 01:38 AM
Coralife= Toyota Trecell

Reef_Geek
09-17-2012, 02:10 AM
Thanks all for your input.

After your reviews and additional poking around, I'll go with an eShopps PSK-100H (HoB).

A few threads on Reef Central looks favourable.

Thanks for all your experiences!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16066548

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1708524