Anyone out there still using a "skilter"?

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  1. roc5288

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    I almost forgot that part. Slapping the hell out of that thing, thinking I was gonna break the glass on my tank.
     

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    I have a supreme 450 in a box in my garage. Danner brought them back out I think to years ago.

    I think they are junk, noise is an issue of ran the way the box says. If you add an airstone it could work ok.

    If you're looking for a hob filter/skimmer combo look at the one from coralife, it actually skims out of the box without adding anything
     
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    It worked like a charm...nice dry skimmate now! Wooohooo!
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    This was a new in box "gimme" in a box of supplies I bought on FB marketplace. Since I had very little invested I thought I would give it a try.
     
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    My latest "freebie" find is a Rainbow Lifeguard fluidized bed filter. I am trying it out with SurePure NP active beans on the same tank. There is a ramp time on adding the beans so still on my first 50 ml. It takes 30 days to get the whole 250 in supposedly.

    Dee
     
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    mine is running on my 29 gal QT tank. The skimmer part is too hard to keep running. The air injector clogs up with dried salt + minerals. Easier to use as a HOB filter. By the way, It is the only skimmer I own. Macro algae works for me......
     
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    I used one in the 90s on a 15g tank that was a success. I was a HOB fan for a long time; still am. Would I buy one today.... No. But I think you can have success with one.
     
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    15525892170998475373761046258727.jpg Seems to be doing well...
     
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    I just cleaned mine out last night, there was globs and globs of dark gunk at the top and on the hose, I assume from doing its job
    I use a limewood airstone and just cleaned
     
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