Protein Skimmer for a 20 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Filtration, & Other Equipment' started by Anonymous, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. I'm setting up a 20 gallon tank and was wondering which Protein Skimmer I should use. I'm thinking about getting a Red Sea Prizm or a AquaC Remora, but was wondering if there was a smaller (& cheaper) one that I could use.

    My other filters are an outside power filter with bio-wheel and I was thinking of adding a Fluval 4+ just for some extra filtration.

    I appreciate any advice

    Thanks
     
  2. Travis

    Travis Toadstool Leather Coral

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    I'd go, for my first choice, an AquaC Remora or a Coralife Super Skimmer as my second choice.
     
  3. In this hobby, you tend to get what you pay for. A cheap skimmer is more than likely to render "cheap" results.

    I've never heard any complaints about the Aqua C Remora or the Corallife superskimmer. The Corallife superskimmer is fairly new on the market, but seems to be making a big name for itself.
     
  4. For that size tank, would the Seaclone 100 be ok to use?
     
  5. SLUSamson

    SLUSamson CrossHatch Trigger

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    Stay away from seaclones... that don't work good at all... I had a CPR-Bak-Pak on my 30g and it worked pretty good as lond as you cleaned the pump once a month... I still have it if you're interested... It needs a new pump which will cost ya about 10-20 bux.... I'll let it go for $80... let me know if you're interested
     
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    Travis Toadstool Leather Coral

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    SEACLONE = SEACLOWN :lol:
     
  7. renfest1

    renfest1 Kole Tang

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    I used a Prizm on a 20 gallon with success. I only had two fish in the tank and some mushrooms and leathers and other frags. You are going with a 20 for 1 of 2 reasons, space issues, or initial set up cost. If it's the set up cost, go cheap, get your feet wet, learn a thing or tweo about the hobby, and then upgrade. That's the route I took, it's the route many of us took. Back to the initial question, I have heard that prizm skimmers will work on everything up to 40 gallons. And when you do upgrade, that 20 will make a perfect sump.
     
  8. Yep that's the plan: start off small, maintain a tank, learn something, make sure I can keep stuff alive, then upgrade to something larger and probably use the 20 gallon as a sump.

    Hey, thanks to all for the tips, keep'um comin :lol:
     
  9. i'd think a CPR bakpak with a MJ1200 with turbo venturii would work pretty well on a 20. I think the remora would be a good option too. I've also heard good stuff about a skimmer called Excalibur or something like that. Good luck with the setup!
    Curt
     
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    partsman70435 Astrea Snail

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    thats a good discription !!!!!!!!!
     
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    partsman70435 Astrea Snail

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    20 gallon skimmer

    i recently did the same thing with a 20 gallon tank . trying to find a skimmer that would fit on the back of a 20 .
    the coralife ss 65 will but the pump is so large it take away from the tank area . a seaclone - well ....garbage ...IMO .....
    Prizm ...hhmmmm ...lots of drawbacks .
    i found the coralife works better but the aquac remora fits better , takes up less room - and dumps very little micro bubbles than others i've tried.
    for a larger tank i'd go with the coralife ss - but on my 20 i'm happy with the aquac .
    and - by the way , just as said before ............never shortcut the skimmer because of price - probably the most important piece of equipment other than lighting you'll ever buy.
    Michael
     

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