Protein skimmer kinds

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmer' started by biller, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. biller

    biller Well Known Member Member

    What kinds of protein skimmers do you guys use? I need to find a really good one for 150$ or less. My tank is a 46g, and I will be having a sump. I don't want a hang on back one. Any advice is appreciated.

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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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    biller

    biller Well Known Member Member

    I had that one. It sent electrical currents into my tank zapping my hand if it was in the water. It was garbage. I am done with those kinds. Thanks for the help, it might have been a isolated case, but it had lots of other problems, like it started to leak water onto the floor, and it wasn't good at collecting stuff. Thanks for the advice.

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  4. Dom90

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  5. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Hello biller :)
    I currently don't run a skimmer at the moment on my reef. But for bigger SW systems I have heard really good reviews on the Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers. Check them out on BulkReefSupply.com. They have some pretty good skimmers. Here's a skimmer  


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  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    biller

    biller Well Known Member Member

    Any one know of a good not hob protein skimmer that is 100-150$ price range. Its for a 46g bow front

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  8. r

    rskarvan New Member Member

    My experience is extremely limited, but I believe it's likely that you'll need to bump your budget up to the $150-$200 range, and then there will be various good options to choose from, such as the Reef Octopus in this link:

     

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  9. Semiaquatic

    Semiaquatic Valued Member Member

    Look on Craigslist, or your lfs. If the store accepts trade ins then you can probably find a good quality skimmer for much cheaper than you would pay new. You can get within your budget, just shop smart


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  10. J

    JimTheFishGuy Well Known Member Member

    You can put the HOB skimmer in your sump instead of the display. It'll do the same exact job.
     




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