Help choosing skimmer

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by WhiskeyCoffee, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. WhiskeyCoffee

    WhiskeyCoffee Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Last week I picked up the Instant Ocean SeaClone as I had a gift card for PetSmart and I figured well what the heck I'll try it. Now it's barely even breaking in and has some other negative aspects which I feel unsure of. I only paid $100 and I know there are some other skimmers I can get for around the same price. So with this breakdown I'd like some helping figuring out if I should return this one and get a different one or stick with it.

    • SeaClone 100 ($100, already own it)
    • SCA 301 ($103 on Amazon)
    • Bubble Magus NAC3.5 ($120 from R2R member)
    • ???
    Thanks everyone!
     

  2. Blue Spot Octopus

    Blue Spot Octopus Well-Known Member

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    What size tank do you have? Do you have a sump? I would return it if you can.
     
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    WhiskeyCoffee Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry, yes. 29g tank with 10g sump. I'm limited to 20" tall or less skimmer.
     
  4. Blue Spot Octopus

    Blue Spot Octopus Well-Known Member

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    Look into the Aqua Maxx WS-1 in sump skimmer, it is outside you budget. I would also look at the SCA301 skimmer
     
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