View Full Version : red sea prizm skimmer
03-11-2008, 11:02 PM
are they any good? a guy here is tearing down a 55g reef, and he wants to sell it as a package but i asked if he doesnt sell it all at once how much would the skimmer be, he said its in good shape so $40
are they any good?
EDIT- he said he will sell everything separate now so if its good im going for it
EDITx2- the guy said he is getting tons of offers on it so i said i will take it
03-12-2008, 12:05 AM
One word to describe the cocoa: (insert your own colorful negative description here) Just about any negative description will do. :) They are garbage and better left on the shelf. They are only slightly worse than the Seaclones. Red Sea Prizims are notroious for overflowing, not skimming at all, or in the off chance you actually get it to skim, the skimmate is of low quality. You would be best upgrading to something like the Coralife needle wheel which is much more reliable and effective. To top that off, it if versatile, it can be mounted in a hang-on application or used in Sump.
03-12-2008, 12:17 AM
dam! i checked reviews and for every good one there were 3 bad ones
im still gonna try one though for the heck of it, NOTHING is worse than weipros (shudder)
03-12-2008, 12:19 AM
Which tank this going to be for?
03-12-2008, 12:30 AM
probably the 55g
03-12-2008, 12:31 AM
Do you have another skimmer you can use?
03-12-2008, 12:33 AM
yep, ive got more a bunch, i just wanna give one of these a go. i like fiddling with crappy skimmers and modifying them to work good, the weipro was un modifiable though, i tried 5 different powerheads and they either never fit or were to strong/weak
03-12-2008, 12:35 AM
100 points says you'll be ready to throw it through the window within a week. LOL
03-12-2008, 12:36 AM
lol, the guy said he had it going good for the last few months so i'll try it
03-12-2008, 12:38 AM
Good luck, I have the Red Sea Berlin in Sump skimmer; I want something different.
03-12-2008, 12:43 AM
i put my reef on a non-aquarium stand and of course i dont have room for a sump because its flat against a couch. however, im gonna grab one of these refugiums
Yes, I haven't heard any positive feedback about them...
Other Red Sea products are fine though...
03-12-2008, 12:48 AM
one of the good reviews i found was
it says the impeller is noisy but it shouldnt bug me
03-12-2008, 12:50 AM
I wouldn't trust that one at all. I never trust anything aquarium related that I read on about.com.
03-12-2008, 02:45 AM
he hasnt replied yet so i can still back out, are these the good ones?
03-12-2008, 02:47 AM
Yup. That's the one I recommended earlier in the thread. LOL
03-12-2008, 02:50 AM
for only a extra $80 i may as well get the coralife!
03-12-2008, 02:52 AM
Exactly. They are 10x the skimmer the Prizim is. They have a much better track record as well.
03-12-2008, 04:38 AM
lol, i compromised, i ordered the coralife + the guy responded about the prizm, he went out for a bit, i'll use the coralife long term and use the prizm as a tweaking project
03-13-2008, 01:38 AM
i got it, do you add prime water in it though on the left where the motor is?
EDIT- thank god for online instructions
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