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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadReefer View Post
    Bubble Magus NAC7 I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadReefer View Post
    Bubble Magus NAC7 I think.
    Wow for $298 i think i will get a knock off

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsaint View Post
    Wow for $298 i think i will get a knock off
    My thoughts exactly.

    I meant Reef Central earlier, not reef2reef. Good reviews.

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    A skimmer is just a bubble maker and funnel so I think they are all way overpriced. I think a wisk in old drill or an old blender would work pretty well as long as the volume matched the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    A skimmer is just a bubble maker and funnel so I think they are all way overpriced. I think a wisk in old drill or an old blender would work pretty well as long as the volume matched the tank.
    Hmm I may have to try a diy wine bottle skimmer just have to drill it for intake and output and make a collection cup


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    A skimmer is just a bubble maker and funnel so I think they are all way overpriced. I think a wisk in old drill or an old blender would work pretty well as long as the volume matched the tank.
    Yes, but they can be an integral part of the tank. The skimmer is one of the top three expensive lessons that we learn. Most of the cheap ones don't work and some of the expensive models are about as useless as t*ts on a boar hog. There are several DIY models you can build at home but you need a firm grasp on the concept ( which I don't truly have) ?




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    I thought you made one out of plywood, an old planer, and a bottle of cold duck.


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    Having played with this skimmer I will say it's likely the best less than $100 skimmer in the market. Do realize it's a $100 skimmer though. And rated for 65 gallons with a heavy bioload, oh hell no.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmoneyman View Post
    Having played with this skimmer I will say it's likely the best less than $100 skimmer in the market. Do realize it's a $100 skimmer though. And rated for 65 gallons with a heavy bioload, oh hell no.




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    I assumed as much, way over rated

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    I think it would be fine for my 54 gallons total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsaint View Post
    I am going to order on amozon freeshipping and its the same price
    When you get it, start a review thread.

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    I orderd it last night.

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    Got the skimmer in today. Going to hook up that bad boy tonight

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    What does running your skimmer in vinegar do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsaint View Post
    What does running your skimmer in vinegar do?
    Just clean any oils that may be on it.

    How deep are you running it?

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    Thats what i thought i have it in about 7in

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsaint View Post
    Thats what i thought i have it in about 7in
    Cool, from what I've been reading, that is the sweet spot.

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    ya people have been saying 6 to 8 is good i did a mod to it to

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2135704

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    But is does kick out a lot of bubbles right now I think they will reduce when its broke in. I am thinking of a mod to help with that but i need to get some PVC that will fit

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    I got a ASM G3 I'll be selling in the next couple of weeks.


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    My bad, saw you got one. Just skimming through the titles.


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