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    I currently have a Prizm Skimmer on my 55g and it isnt cutting it, it is a pain to adjust right and I havnt had to empty it in a month. What should I upgrade too? I dont want to spend a fortune maybe around $150-$200 and I'll have to see whats available at my LFS so I can get 30% off. Any suggestions are apreciated, oh and it has to be a HOB
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    DELTEC MCE300 is what I use and it's great and not too expensive. Also, DELTEC is a very reliable brand and is one of the top brands in the aquarium hobby

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    I use Aqua-C skimmers on all my tanks, thus I recommend them. Not cheap, but like anything, you get what you pay for.

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    I like the Tunze DOC models. Not really cheap though, but they aren't super expensive really.

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    I use the coralife skimmers, theyre good

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowlerGT
    I currently have a Prizm Skimmer on my 55g and it isnt cutting it, it is a pain to adjust right and I havnt had to empty it in a month. What should I upgrade too? I dont want to spend a fortune maybe around $150-$200 and I'll have to see whats available at my LFS so I can get 30% off. Any suggestions are apreciated, oh and it has to be a HOB

    I just got one of these today and man is it pretty loud. Are they all like this or is it just cause it and my tank are still pretty new? The noise has me ready to send it back already. I thought skimmers would supposed to be silent for the most part??

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhead
    I just got one of these today and man is it pretty loud. Are they all like this or is it just cause it and my tank are still pretty new? The noise has me ready to send it back already. I thought skimmers would supposed to be silent for the most part??
    red seas are known to be loud, inefficient, and need to be adjusted regularly

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    Not all Red Sea skimmers are bad, I am running one of the in-sump models and it does a great job. Prizims are cheap and you get what you pay for with them. One of my favorite skimmers is the Octopus, if I can ever see my way clear to upgrade, I will do it in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Not all Red Sea skimmers are bad, I am running one of the in-sump models and it does a great job. Prizims are cheap and you get what you pay for with them. One of my favorite skimmers is the Octopus, if I can ever see my way clear to upgrade, I will do it in a heartbeat.
    lol, forgot to mention that in my last post i was talking about prizms

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    lol, forgot to mention that in my last post i was talking about prizms

    What skimmer would you rec for a 65g tank that's quiet, efficient and won't decimate the pocketbook??? I think I'm gonna go ahead and box this one back up. But I don't know what to get. Sorry for hijacking the thread too.

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