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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby Arny on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:03 pm

As I said before, the 'Deltec MCE300 Protein Skimmer' is one of the best hang on the back skimmers you can get
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby El Scorpio on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:45 pm

I have a bak-pak skimmer that I really like. The Deltec skimmers are pretty good, too - almost ended up with one of those, actually. Avoid the Red Sea Prizm; while they make excellent shotgun targets, they otherwise suck at what they do, and also like to leave 5 gallons of water on the floor for you when you wake up. Stay away.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby hamish on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:02 am

Arny wrote:As I said before, the 'Deltec MCE300 Protein Skimmer' is one of the best hang on the back skimmers you can get


would the skimmer be able to hang off the side, because my tank is backed against a wall? also how much would a good second hand one be?
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:35 am

I have my skimmer hanging off the side. Fits perfectly under the light's legs. Can't you move the tank away from the wall?
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby hamish on Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:02 pm

I can but because my floor isn't that even I would be afraid of slopping the water out.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:29 pm

LOL, of course you'd have to drain the tank pretty low.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby Arny on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:43 pm

hamish wrote:
Arny wrote:As I said before, the 'Deltec MCE300 Protein Skimmer' is one of the best hang on the back skimmers you can get


would the skimmer be able to hang off the side, because my tank is backed against a wall? also how much would a good second hand one be?

My Deltec MCE300 Protein Skimmer sticks out 11cm at the back of tank. Do you have 12cm gap behind your tank?
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby hamish on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:45 am

I have literaly no gap behind the tank.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:05 am

LOL, well then move the tank out a few inches.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby El Scorpio on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 pm

How big of a tank are we talking about, here? I was able to drag my 40 gallon away from the wall a few inches after temporarily removing about half the water in it.

hamish wrote:I have literaly no gap behind the tank.
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby bertie 83 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:10 pm

I have moved a 25g full up across my room, but by god the fish were pissed lol. Yea drain it and pull it out slightly, saves having excess stuff on show
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: faulty protein skimmer?

Postby El Scorpio on Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:57 pm

I love my Bakpak on my 40 gallon. It pulls tons more crap out of the water than the old Prizm I had did. Camille's water has never been cleaner.
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