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PostSubject: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime10/22/2009, 6:37 pm

what is good protein skimmer to get? what should the gph be for a 150 gallon tank?
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime10/22/2009, 7:38 pm

Seaclone 150 Skimmer

It's good for up to 150 gallons.
not sure how many gallon pure hour it skims.
You can find 1 for under $100.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime10/22/2009, 8:14 pm

i like to go a little higher rated myself i use a super skimmer 125 and a super skimmer 220. although i could have used the 125 on my 90 i opted for a 220 on it and the 125 i kept as a backup which i ended up putting it on my 30l/40 breeder that is eventually going to be a frag tank.

i prefer the super skimmers on tanks up to 200 gallons myself and the warranty is great from esu, my pump had a short in it and esu replaced it free, all i had to do was fax thema copy of my sales receipt and i got to keep the old pump which gave me a spare needlewheel impeller :) )
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime10/28/2009, 8:27 pm

big question is are you using it hang on or in sump? there are different types there are hang on unit which have to be hung on the tank (could also be hung on a sump in the area where the water from the tank enters the sump), then there are in sumps which require a sump or refugium to use these typs, and then there are some (like the coralife super skimmer (65, 125, and 220) that can be run either in sump OR hang on. again i would say go for a skimmer that is rated OVER what your tank size it (example: 150 gallon tank use a skimmer rated for 175 or more gallons)
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 10:01 am

***911*** IF ANYONE CAN FOND ME A VERTEX 100 PROTEIN SKIMMER LET ME KNOW WHERE AND THE SITE. PLEASE THANK YOU. ANY INFO YOU HAVE. I CANNOT SEEM TO FIND ONE ANYWHERE
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 1:48 pm

$199.00+$4.95shipping

http://www.aquacave.com/vertex-in-100-in-sump-br-protein-skimmer-br-generation-2-2505.html
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:02 pm

it is on backorder. i need one like yesterday
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:16 pm

you may have to go with a HOB.
Seaclone 150's are common and easy to find.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:21 pm

this sucks
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:37 pm

Don't hate on it. It get's the job done.
I use the Seaclone 100 on my 75 and it's awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:38 pm

not the skimmer. i cannot find what i want. i need to get my tank back up.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:40 pm

You see the 2 gallon I just started? I just posted it. I'm looking for a small surface skimmer myself.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 2:58 pm

where?
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 3:45 pm

I posted it on the show and tell forum.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 11:03 pm

What is a protein skimmer?
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 11:13 pm

Rachael0805 wrote:
What is a protein skimmer?

i protien skimmer uses foam fractionazation to remove organic wastes from the water column. basically a skimmer creates microfine bubbles in a cylinder which disolved organics wastes attach to so they can be dumped out, skimmers will use one of 3 methods to make the microbubble airstone, needlewheel pump, or an air venturi.
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/10/2009, 11:29 pm

Thank you lordraptor!
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PostSubject: Re: protein skimmer.   protein skimmer. Icon_minitime12/11/2009, 4:59 am

and don't forget, it makes for good fertilizer for plants.
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