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mohammadali
01-13-2013, 03:37 AM
Hi i was wondering whats the best hang on protein skimmer for a 90G ?
*Cheap
* not noisy

Proteus
01-13-2013, 03:39 AM
How much is cheap

Deltec and reef octopus both make nice HOB skimmers IMO

fishyfishster
01-13-2013, 03:58 AM
I use to have the reef octopus one. The red one. It was amazing. But not cheap

RDNanoGuy
01-13-2013, 04:03 AM
The aquaC remora Pro can be found fairly cheaply. Its noisy but that can be fixed simply with an old credit card and some airline tubing.

mohammadali
01-13-2013, 05:07 AM
$100

mohammadali
01-13-2013, 05:07 AM
The aquaC remora Pro can be found fairly cheaply. Its noisy but that can be fixed simply with an old credit card and some airline tubing.

i have remora on my 29g biocube

Leah
01-13-2013, 02:16 PM
$100

Don't think you will find a decent one for that...unless it is used, maybe.

mohammadali
01-14-2013, 04:50 AM
Don't think you will find a decent one for that...unless it is used, maybe.

here what do u think about this one ?

ChizerBunoi
01-14-2013, 06:00 PM
I have a Bubble Magus NAC5e and do not recommend it.

hillegom
01-14-2013, 07:43 PM
I have a Bubble Magus NAC5e and do not recommend it.

Care to elaborate please? I've looked at that model before and thought I might want it.
Thanks

mohammadali
01-14-2013, 10:08 PM
i found this protein skimmer really cheap on ebay
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/150-gal-Aquarium-Protein-Skimmer-w-530GPH-Pump-Filter-Powerhead-Tank-Salt-Water-/290841762655?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b7851b5f&_uhb=1#ht_2376wt_1271

hillegom
01-14-2013, 10:59 PM
Looks like the whole thing sits INside the aquar.

Proteus
01-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Buy it if you like but IMO your best off to save your pennies. There is always good deals that show up on here

mohammadali
01-15-2013, 10:22 AM
Buy it if you like but IMO your best off to save your pennies. There is always good deals that show up on here

pennies is still money right and when ur broke a penny is alot

buy something good pay leas its not being cheap it means being SMART on spending your money

Proteus
01-15-2013, 02:21 PM
pennies is still money right and when ur broke a penny is alot

buy something good pay leas its not being cheap it means being SMART on spending your money

I believe in get what u pay for. If you buy 3 cheap skimmers trying to find a great deal your wasting money. Not being smart about it.

Leah
01-15-2013, 02:43 PM
Looks like a good deal...I think you should go for it.

ChizerBunoi
01-15-2013, 03:01 PM
Care to elaborate please? I've looked at that model before and thought I might want it.
Thanks

1. Extremely large and a eye sore.
2. Need ato to keep the level right inside the skimmer. Need to always adjust the valve to get dry skimmer cause as the level drops, you get wet skim and possible flood. Flooded my house twice this way.
3. Prone to flooding the house when first starting up. You need to close then open the air valve at the right moment to get the suction going.
4. Can not clean properly due to design. Only way is by vinegar bath which doesn't get the plumbing properly clean.
5. Does not skim well and produces large bubbles.
6. If the impeller gets cleaned, you need to adjust the pump house 5 or 6 times prior to it starting properly.
7. Produces tons of microbubbles regardless of how broken in it is. The sponge helps somewhat.
8. Cheap parts and design. Sections broke while cleaning.
9. Never buy another chinese skimmer again. Next time it's german for sure.
10. Jay Leno asks Michael Jordan if he can still dunk now that he is retired. Jordan says "What are you stupid?".

nrosdal
01-15-2013, 09:04 PM
i would reccomend a JNS VS1 skimmer. Not so cheap... well not $100 dollars cheap. But very good skimmer.

if you want a cheap hang on skimmer i will sell you my used coralife hang on skimmer for $75 + $15 for shipping it is rated for 125 gallons to :)

JTang
01-15-2013, 11:09 PM
i would reccomend a JNS VS1 skimmer. Not so cheap... well not $100 dollars cheap. But very good skimmer.

if you want a cheap hang on skimmer i will sell you my used coralife hang on skimmer for $75 + $15 for shipping it is rated for 125 gallons to :)

Coralife "Super" Skimmer u mean? Yeah I loved it! Lol

That was my first skimmer due to its high quoted rating n Cheap price...