Skimmer question

Pico1

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The second and third look like a CSS which I've heard good thigs about. The first one looks like a seaclone, which I've heard mixed reviews on.
 

yoshiod9

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isn't that just catalina with a new name? if not catalina, it was another 'local' company who really ****ed off a lot of customers with their crappy shipping and poor customer service.

if it is, i wouldn't trust their product... i'd rather spend that money on a more reliable, used skimmer.
 

lldewe

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Skimmer

Skimmer

OK, well thanks to everyone for the info. On that thought then, with a 46 gallon, do I really need a skimmer? I have the sump/refugium going and I also have a HOT magnum although when everything is running well I am hoping to lose the HOT magnum. I also have a UV going so how much is too much?

Lorie
 

user48953

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There is a debate between skimmer or skimmerless.. i can tell you i use to (over) skim 24/7 and it resulted in very dull colors (sps).. basically i was starving my corals b/c there was nothing in the water column.. i tested shutting down the skimmer for 3 weeks and over fed during that time and the colors came back.. now i skim 24/7, but not as aggressive/wet as before..

also keep in mind the bio load of your tank.. if it's light, you may not need one.. but if it's packed, that's another story.
 

lldewe

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OK cool...

OK cool...

Well, I guess for now I won't worry about it. I'll keep my ears open for a used one that is small enough for my sump/refugium and put it in there...

Cheers,
Lorie
 
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