Help, another skimmer question.

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Help, another skimmer question.

Postby causeofhim on Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:58 pm

OK I have three options to choose from at the moment. What would you do if you were me?

MyReef Creations standard CR-1 skimmer with MAG 12 (pump is one that was recommended by Andy at My Reef creations) 1 ½ years old - $225

MTC PRO 6500S Skimmer with extra collection cup w/ gate valve and the RENA AIr pump to run the airstones (no pump) - $200

Evolution 500. w/ Rio 3100, great shape (no cracks, etc) 5 years old - $120

I've heard good things about all three.

Help.
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Postby klasikb on Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:16 pm

I would go with the MCR skimmer. I don't know anything about the other 2, but I do know My Reef in an excellant skimmer.
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Postby causeofhim on Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:14 pm

OK another option:
ASM G 2 Protein Skimmer -New w/pump $265
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Postby Ereefic on Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:58 pm

If you do go with the MR-1, i'd go with a pressure pump instead of the Mag pump. Going to cost you more for the pump, but it'll skim much better. A Mag will work ok, but a pressure pump is better.

I run the Gen-X PCX-55 on my MR-2 and it kicks butt!! It outperforms a flow pump of twice the GPH.
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Postby Mark on Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:49 am

I'd go with the MRC or ASM. I know I upgraded my skimmer, when I found it was `just ok' and didn't do what I wanted it to.

I'd do it right, the first time ... and go with one of those two.
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