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    Senior Member DARK's Avatar
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    Protein Skimmer

    Hi everyone,

    I we will need a protein skimmer and I was wondering if anybody can make suggestion for a HOT.

    We have a 72 bowfront tank, we will have 75lbs of LR by next week. All this is newly setup and we'd like something midprice range.

    Any suggestions

    Thanks,
    James

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    what is mid price?I goes from 100$$ all the to 1000$$.So do you mean around 500$$$?
    Derik...

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    At the way we are spending $$$ on this tank I'd like something 200$ or so, mostly cause it will be an early xmass present from my gf.

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    I'm fairly new to this hobby ... but I've heard great things about the Remora Pro, so much so that I bought one for my 72 gallon bowfront. It's reasonably priced as well ($226 USD).

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    How does it work for you? Seems we have the same make and size of tanks.

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    If price really is an issue, there are plans for DIY skimers that will cost you in the $40 to $50 range and work like a $300-$400 skimmer.
    -Dazz

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    Dark, I have just set up my tank, so I am not at the protein skimmer stage yet (not for another two weeks, at least), but if memory serves there are several people on this board that have tried out the Remora Pro.

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    Get a Remora...no need for the Pro. I got mine for $260cdn.

    Nighty...why wait 2 weeks to add your skimmer? Put it on now and let it break in so that it actually works once you add LR and get it all set up.
    James...

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    I think I'd need the Pro cause its for 60-125 and I have a 72. Would rather have something bigger to do a better job. Isnt that true for skimmers?

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    Not necessarily. It's the flow rate that's important. As long as the skimmer is skimming the entire tank the proper amount, then it's fine.
    Remember that your 72g will hold alot less water than 72g after adding all of the LR and sand and equipment.
    Remoras are also supposedly under-rated.
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to get the pro, it just might not be necessary.
    James...

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