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Old 01/25/2007, 07:50 PM
j007dreamer j007dreamer is offline
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What do you think of this skimmer.... help

My tank is 45 gallons
Nitrate is high again i've done everything i can think of ...

I have a Aqua C Remora Pro Skimmer with a MJ1200 i replaced the MJ1200 pump its skiming but doesn't seem to be doing to well of a Job. I've clean it but still only skimming a little while the nitrate is going up

I was thinking of getting the

NEEDLE WHEEL SUPER SKIMMER BY CORALIFE.... for up to 125 gallons. can you guys please tell me what you think !!!!! is this a good one
Old 01/25/2007, 08:37 PM
kmf507 kmf507 is offline
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Most would consider the remora a superior product to the coralife. I have the CS65 from my old tank, and am shopping for a new skimmer for my 90. I'm not looking at the CSS220 (if that tells you anything).
Old 01/25/2007, 10:00 PM
AquaReeferMan AquaReeferMan is offline
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I have 2 CSS and mine are great. I pull out some nice junk. My 2 buddies and my mom have one as well. Theres work great also. Heres some pictures of what I am pulling out. IME good bang for the buck.

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Old 01/25/2007, 10:05 PM
dwculp dwculp is offline
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I hate my CSS125. It is so touchy to adjust, when it is adjusted right it really pulls the crap out of the tank, nice dark, thick skimmate. However, turn it off to empty the cup or do some cleaning and you have to fight to adjust it again. In addition, keeping the micro-bubbles down can be a pain.

In addition, the pump is huge and if you are going to use it in a HOB style then the pump will be a major eye-sore in the 46 gallon tank.
Remember, it will only get worse before it gets worse.
Old 01/25/2007, 11:06 PM
j007dreamer j007dreamer is offline
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how can i tell if the Aqua C Remora Pro is adjusted right .... maybe that why its not pulling much out of the water ?
Old 01/25/2007, 11:47 PM
glenns glenns is offline
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What kind of pump is your Remora using now? Are you using the surface skimmer? If you're not using the surface skimmer, where is the pump collecting the water from(ie top, middle or bottom of tank)?

The screw that plugs the injector port for cleaning should only be threaded enough to seal the hole. It screw's head should not be flush with the injector. I was getting a cup every 3 days with a Mag 7. I saw a thread yesterday that said to only thread the screw in enough to plug the hole. It is now 4 turns in and I got a cup of wet skimmate in 24 hours. I just raised the cup 1/2". We'll see if I get 1 cup of dryer foam tomorrow.

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