Purchasing a new SKIMMER

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  1. keyaam

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    Need a new skimmer for 55 gallon tank. No sump so it must be hang on. An y advice!!!?????
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The hang on Reef Octopus skimmers are lekker aswell as the Red sea Prizm pro.
     
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    I have a second hand red sea prizm if you want...not the best skimmer IMO.

    Whay not try add a sump...even if it's in a bucket?
     
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    I second the Reef Octo! Take a look at the BH100 rated at up to 250L but I would recommend the BH300 rated at 500L if your budget could stretch that far!
     
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    Red Sea prizim pro
     
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    Found this at LFS for good price its huge and recommended for a tank thrice as big as mine.
     
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    Before purchasing,what brand is the skimmer? and how much?
     
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    Haqos Skimmer

    Comes with needle wheel pump. R800
     
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    oh that is discounted price. Normal price is R1200
     
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    Haven't come across this brand, but it looks like it has some merit :)
     
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    Haven't heard of these, it does look a bit promising, dunno, take a chance maybe. Personally I would go with one of the known brands that have been tried and tested and work.
     
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    Took IMarines and Mekaeels, bought a red sea prizm pro


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    Hey Keyaam, i'm using the red sea, not even the pro, and works like a charm! u wont be dissapointed.
    I ran it as a hangon intially, but when i got my sump, i moved it into the sump (submerged), and for sum reason it worked much better...
    I empty cup twice a week, and do regular weekly cleaning of cup & skimmer neck
     
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    I bought the pro second hand but u should have seen the skimmate. Looks like black coffee:yeahdude:

    Can't wait to hook it up
     
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    Nice buy, a decent skimmer, you'll be happy with it :)
     
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    Does anyone no where I can get parts for my skimmer. Did not get the media container for it
     
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    right in gordons bay, you will find pets aquaria, they have parts
     
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    yes, place in gordons bay
     
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    hope that they will help you with parts
     
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