HOB Protein Skimmer

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Hi Everyone,

I currently don't have a protein skimmer, but I am looking to get a HOB protein skimmer. I have a 46 gallon bow front tank. I am thinking about adding this to my tank soon, but am looking for suggestions. If you could list your suggestions. I am not trying to break the bank on a HOB protein skimmer, but what are your suggestions for "the best bang for your buck" Thanks for all the suggestions!
 
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I have used a reef Octopus for years with no issues. Pulls lots of gunk for a hob skimmer.

Here's a link;
 

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Hi Everyone,

I currently don't have a protein skimmer, but I am looking to get a HOB protein skimmer. I have a 46 gallon bow front tank. I am thinking about adding this to my tank soon, but am looking for suggestions. If you could list your suggestions. I am not trying to break the bank on a HOB protein skimmer, but what are your suggestions for "the best bang for your buck" Thanks for all the suggestions!
Remora! Fantastic but and worth the $...also overbuy for size it is worth it.
 

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Remora! Fantastic but and worth the $...also overbuy for size it is worth it.
They are very simple.. no "dialing it in" perfect for begginers
 

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I like the tunze myself. They basically look like an internal overflow box. RO has a workhorse but its $$$. It also looks like the backpack Ghostbusters wore.
 

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This is the best HOB skimmer on the market imo. Only issue is cost. I have the model above it on my 75gal tank and it really pulls out the gunk. I've never seen such dry foam.
Me too, I have the deltec MCE600 in my 75 gallon tank and it is perfect
 
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I'm using this HOB skimmer for my coral QT setup - AquaTop Xyclone. It's not super quiet, but it works like a champ and the price point is pretty dang low.
The price point on that is great! Is it extremely loud? The tank is right in my living room. I wouldn't want something to excessive.
 
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The price point on that is great! Is it extremely loud? The tank is right in my living room. I wouldn't want something to excessive.
As long as you don't completely remove the air intake hose plug its not too bad. I removed the end cap on mine to let it run wide open since its in the basement any way
 
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As long as you don't completely remove the air intake hose plug its not too bad. I removed the end cap on mine to let it run wide open since its in the basement any way
Good To know that's important! The price is hard to beat! I am definitely going to do more research.
 

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Me too, I have the deltec MCE600 in my 75 gallon tank and it is perfect
Delete produces great products and I'm sure this skimmer is one, but I just looked at new one on ebay for $519. eek.... I'm sure prices are wide. It does have a area for carbon etc. Nice unit.

Here's one review on a site I trust. I've heard it's rated up to 90g.

 

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Hi Everyone,

I currently don't have a protein skimmer, but I am looking to get a HOB protein skimmer. I have a 46 gallon bow front tank. I am thinking about adding this to my tank soon, but am looking for suggestions. If you could list your suggestions. I am not trying to break the bank on a HOB protein skimmer, but what are your suggestions for "the best bang for your buck" Thanks for all the suggestions!
Bought an aquamaxx 1.5 HOB second hand off someone on this site. It's a beast. I think there are several good ones out there but they all make noise with the huge amount of air incorporation / bubble generation.
 
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