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kam
01-11-2013, 04:55 AM
I have an 80gal im in the process of setting up. Doing it slowly..ish.

Its a none overflow setup. Using a canister filter, mp40es and koralias for water filtration and flow. I need a skimmer for it as I dont want to use my big bulky CSS.

Will a Prizm Deluxe do? They say "up to 100gals" but Im not sure if I believe that for the size of it...

What do you guys recommend? I am on a budget

Thanks :)

NIVLEM09
01-11-2013, 05:00 AM
Aqua c remora,Deltec,CPR Aeroforce 2.i myself have the CPR Aeroforce 2 for over two years now and never had any issues,i paid $200+ for the hob skimmer.

Stones
01-11-2013, 07:13 PM
If you are going the HOB route, I'd recommend a Bubble Magus NAC5E skimmer

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/TH3C1SC0K1D/10%20gallon%20Aquarium/BubbleMagusBM-NAC5E.jpg

They are pretty much the closest thing to an in-sump style skimmer you can get but with the features that make them useable for display tanks without sumps. The skimmer boasts a 5" diamater body, needlewheel driven pump and will pull in 450L of air per hour. Not bad for a skimmer under the $200 mark

scubadawg
01-11-2013, 10:49 PM
I have this setup temporary on my 90 gallon QT

http://coralvue.com/bh-90-hang-on-skimmer/

Works great, you only have 2 pipes in the tank, vs having the pump in the tank