in NEED of protein skimmer

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by layla13, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. layla13

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    does anyone know where i can get a low cost protein skimmer shipped to egypt? the few saltwater dealers here are crazy with the costs. thanks
     
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    Hi there layla13 - If they are "crazy" you mean....... If you give us some models and equivalent to our rand value we can tell you if they crazy or we might find that we might as well get skimmers sent from Egypt down to us here South Africa......
     
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    well the problem is availability because only the big hotels and business's have salt water tanks.. the egypt govt doesnt like the general public to have saltwater aquariums. but i like them so i do it anyway lol. but most of the fish supply stores only have items for tropical tanks not salt water. i need one for like 50 bucks with pump and need 2.
     
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    Ok if thats the price you want to pay and you can get it I'll take 1000 off - Heck I'll even come to Egypt and collect!
     
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    lol i cant get one for 50 bucks lol i want one for that price...lol whats the going rate there for a basic skimmer? not name brand. i dont know brands that good just that i need a skimmer lol.
     
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    depends on what size skimmer you looking for.

    Reefocto usually go for between R1500 - R7000 depending on the model
     
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    good skimmers dont come cheap im afraid.. you get what you pay for in this area of equipment...
     
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    @layla13 what is your tank water volume including sump volume. Ur skimmer must then be sized according to that. Also what type of filtration are u planning? This will assist on determining the quality of the skimmer.
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    well i have filters also... but need a protein skimmer to pick up the slack. im new to the hobby so.. im just trying to go the economical route lol umm i have a few tanks.. but i guess the size im looking for would be for like a 50 gal tank. i want the kind that hangs on the side of tank with no sump. one place said like 800le for the skimmer and sump.. so about 160$... maybe thats a good deal after all? i cant remember if he said pump included or not. what is the south africa currency... we use egyptian pounds here (LE)thanks for the replies :)
     
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    the filters here are not expensive..about 10$ just anything for saltwater specifically is kinda high priced or maybe not compared to other places lol not sure kuz im new to marine aquariums.
     
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    So u need a skimmer for a 200litre tank? The reef octopus bh-1000 comes complete with pump and its a hang on type cost R1700 excld shipping.
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    ty for the info.
     
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    Ok you not so far out on currency compared to SA - your 1 Egyptian pound can get you R[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=+1]1.32082 south african rand
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    ok thanks..im still looking into it.
     
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