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    Default the definitive list of protein skimmers.... part2

    Hi, this is from my post on RDO a few year old or so. thought we could use it here....

    Hi all,

    I am compiling a Definitive List of Protein Skimmers for the new reefers on this board. I want you to chime in with make of your skimmer.

    list it like this

    manufacturer: Euroreef www.euro-reef.com
    model: RS 8-2
    type: needle wheel impeller
    Pump: sedra 5000... If you have a different pump list it and why you chose it
    tank size: 150 gallon
    notes: tips on adjustment and maintenance

    If you have a pic of your skimmer in operation.. post it

    I will edit the email to list the favorites of reefers and then a final page will be added of all skimmer manufacterers and the types they make.


    Here is a partial list so far....
    if you have a skimmer that is listed here but no one has posted their info...please feel free to post. this will help when you are shopping for a skimmer. i know I want to see pics in order to make a good decision..


    Beckett Skimmers

    My Reef Creations - www.myreefcreations.com
    Precision marine - www.precisonmarine.com
    Barr Aquatics - www.barraquatic.com
    Reef Concepts - http://www.reefconcepts.com
    Trigger Systems - www.triggersys.com
    Korallen Zucht - http://www.korallen-zucht.de/en/shop...ers/index.html
    MTC - http://www.marinetechnical.com/

    Needle wheel Skimmers

    Reef Dynamics (formerly EuroReef inc.) - http://www.reefdynamics.com/ (recirc models also) Now Reef Dynamics -
    ASM Skimmer - www.asmskimmer.com (recirc models also)
    Reef Octopus - http://www.octopusskimmer.com/
    Coralife SS - www.esuweb.com
    Pacific Coast Imp. - www.pacificcoastaquarium.com
    Deltec - www.deltecusa.us (recirc models also)
    Bubble King - http://english.royal-exclusiv.de/index2.htm (recirc models also)
    H&S - www.hs-aquaristik.de
    Aquamedic - www.aqua-medic.de
    Reef Mania - www.reefmania.net (recirc models also)
    Geosreef - www.geosreef.com
    JDM Tech - http://hstrial-jdmtechnologies.homes...edlewheel.html
    AquaEuro USA - http://www.aquaeurousa.com/
    D.A.S. - www.PetStoreFixtures.com
    AquaExcel - http://www.aquaexcel.cn/En_index.asp
    GRoTech - www.grotech.de
    Orca Systems - http://protein-skimmer.com/
    spazz volcano skimmers - http://aquaticacrylics.com/
    fauna marin ultra skim - http://www.faunamarin.de/eng/ultraskim.php


    Spray Induction

    Aqua C - www.proteinskimmer.com


    DownDraft Skimmers

    E.T.S.S. - www.superskimmer.com

    Venturi

    C.P.R. - www.cpr.com
    Top Fathom - www.topfathom.com
    Won Brothers - www.wonbrothers.com
    LifeReef - www.lifereef.com
    SkyLab Indust - www.wetdryfilter.com
    Kent Marine - www.kentmarine.com
    Precision Marine - www.precisonmarine.com (H.O.T. and E-series)
    Red Sea - www.redseafish.com
    ViaAqua - www.commodityaxis.com
    Tunze - www.tunze.com
    Schuran - www.schuran.com/index_seawater_e.htm
    Pacific Coast imp. - www.pacificcoastaquarium.com
    Marineland - www.marineland.com
    Proclear - http://www.wetdryfilter.com/protein_skimmers.htm
    bermuda aquatics - http://bermudaaquatics.com/
    elos (translated) - http://translate.google.com/translat...3DG%26pwst%3D1
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    throw in:

    venturi
    bermuda aquatics - http://bermudaaquatics.com/
    elos (translated) - http://translate.google.com/translat...3DG%26pwst%3D1

    needlewheel
    spazz volcano skimmers - http://aquaticacrylics.com/
    fauna marin ultra skim - http://www.faunamarin.de/eng/ultraskim.php

    beckett (though some say venturi)
    Korallen Zucht - http://www.korallen-zucht.de/en/shop...ers/index.html
    MTC - http://www.marinetechnical.com/
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    This is a great thread Ben. I'll post some pix of the skimmers I am using or have used in a bit. I think info such as these will definitely help someone when choosing a skimmer. I know I wished I had all this info when shopping for mine.
    Kenny


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    kenny...

    which ben are you referring to?

    i'm ben too! i know, i know...the original ben. i thought it was just funny!

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    Ben there, done that

    I realized that as soon as I posted.
    Kenny


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    manufacturer: H&S
    model: A200
    type: needle wheel impeller
    Pump: 2xEheim 1260
    tank size: 500 gallon total volume system
    notes: I had to restrict the air intake in order to keep the skimmer cup from overflowing. This thing is a beast. I skim pretty wet and have to empty the cup every other day. The skimmate is a nice medium dark tea color.













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    manufacturer: BK Skimmer
    model: 300 External Skimmer
    type: needle wheel impeller
    Pump: Red Dragon 2000 pump
    tank size: 700 gallon total volume system



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    Where do we .... er... place my first skimmer? Like the first time you lost your virginity, never forgot about this gem:


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    I run a MRC 2 dual beckett. It is powered by a GenX-55. Poeple swear up and down that two becketts require the GenX-70, but MRC repeadly told me no, so I stayed with the 55...perhaps if I added height to the skimmer (available with a riser extender from MRC). Mine is the standard MRC2 height. I also bought the waste collector. Best purchase!! Saved me several times from floods, especially while I was curing my LR.

    The skimmer was easy to dial in, contrary to the rumblings I often hear with respect to beckett skimmers. The power consumption sucks, but other than that, which was a choice I made after being very unhappy with modified pumps to be NW driven (years ago), I am VERY happy with the skimmer. I think it could skim the fish right out of my tank if there wasn't a strainer of the pump intake! Very powerful.





    I recently added ozone, as well as experimenting with vodka dosing. Holy crap does it collect some rank skimmate...


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    Dude, why is your skimmate grey? That's nasty.
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    My skimmer is real old school compared to all of these, maybe someone can add this one to the list










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    Grey? It's this weird yellow/green/black color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuzed View Post
    My skimmer is real old school compared to all of these, maybe someone can add this one to the list









    Now if only you had a tank big enough to use that thing on........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDguy View Post
    Grey? It's this weird yellow/green/black color.
    I guess that's what it looks like in your pix. Mine are usually a dark green tea color.
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    Hahaha, true. That thing is big enough to be a net over my tank...

 

 
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