<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12879243#post12879243 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by abulgin
Honestly, the Coralife is a piece of crap. I can almost promise you that you will eventually spend the money on a better skimmer. A SS was my first skimmer--I bought it before I knew much/did any research. I regretted that purchase almost as much as I regretted buying a 4x54W HO T5 fixture for my 110g with no individual reflectors. I eventually got smart and purchased an AquaC EV-180. No more floods, no more microbubbles, no more worrying about the water level in the sump . . . and a lot more skimmate. As one famous inventor once said . . . "Set it and forget it." [/QU
Abulgin, as much as respect your expertise and the advice you have given to me and to others, your "piece of crap" comment is really not helpful to someone who already has a Corallife skimmer and is trying to deal with a problem. As much as I love this site (and I spend too many hours here) one thing that bothers me a little bit is the assumption that everyone has unlimited funds and can afford to upgrade to the best and biggest. Some of us are trying to make the best of what we have.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12862172#post12862172 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by sharky's machin
I changed my diffusion box for a sock. It cut down on my bubble problem significantly. Then I got a sump and moved it all to my sump- even better.