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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Suggestions for protien skimmer

    Hi all, I have just decided to get back into this hobby again after 8 years!! so lots has changed I know.

    I have only made some decisions so far - I am going to take this slowly! and I have decided on a 90 gallon reef tank with some fish. I will use Live Rock but have not yet decided if I should use live sand as well.

    I am going to research each piece of equipment before making a decision on which to buy so that I hopefully won't make any expensive mistakes.

    So first questions (there will be many more!!)

    What type of protein skimmer would anybody recomend?
    The LFS suggested a Red Sea Berlin HangOn type has anybody experience with this model?

    Thanks all input is much appreciated


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    Dec 2003
    I would speak to IJO ( owner of this site and store ).
    He sells the protein skimmer built by Harley ( ) and prices are alot better then other stores for the same thing.

    i'm sure more people will reply shortly...

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    do not buy a skimmer from your LFS as most will charge you an arm and a leg.[huge mark up!] Harley is building some very nice and affordable skimmers or check the classifieds here and in your local newspaper for someone tearing down there tank. The Berlin hangon for a 90g is not good enough you will need something a little stronger. welcome back into the hobby and you might notice a lot has probaly changed.

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    Harley gave me great prices and very quick answers and service.. talk to him first!!

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