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Loud By Devin on 6/21/2014Devin would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is in my living room and about 10 foot from my bedroom and without a silencer on a air intake this thing is noisy and I do mean noisy. A simple plastic bottle with a hole in the cap and a hole in the bottom that's then packed with filter floss really helps. This is a good skimmer and has a good construction. Set it above the manufacturers recommended height to get it to skim a little dry. If your on a budget or need a skimmer for a nano this one is definitely a top contender.
Works good By Me on 3/18/2014Me would recommend this product to a friendSkimmer works good. Removing a good amount of gunk from the system. Only drawback is it's a little bit noisy.
good skimmer By Gavin on 12/2/2013Gavin would recommend this product to a friendi'm new to the hobby. I bought this skimmer because i'm limited budget and not old enough to get a job. This skimmer is on my 55 reef for 2 months and it gets black cruf out of my crystal clear water!!!!. This skimmer is good for the money. Stop reading and hit add to cart now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Pump stopped working By Dan on 7/8/2013Dan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPump stopped working after 4 months of use.
Great skimmer By Antonio on 6/6/2013Antonio would recommend this product to a friendBRS did an awesome job on packing it for safe shipping. My skimmer came with the plastic plug on the drain line tube. Break in was 2 days. It is currently in a 20 long sump with dividers pulling brown gunk out of my 20 long (overfed) frag tank. Owned it for 3 weeks and is still working great with weekly cleanings. Base does not separate from body and the intake air line need a muffler (used medicine bottle).
Great Skimmer for the price! By Justin on 4/17/2013Justin would recommend this product to a friendPlaced in my 29 gallon sump for a 3month old 72gal reef tank with 7 fish and immediately started getting the "nasties" out of the water. Within 2 days noticed a considerable water clarity improvement.
So far so good. By Flip on 3/5/2013Flip would recommend this product to a friendAlright I just got this so I can only tell you my first impressions. The instructions are useless. Just throw them out and use common sense. Also, their is no cap or plug for the overflow line as mentioned by others. I just crimped the line with a binder clip. I've had mine running in about 9 inches of water for about an hour and I am already skimming all kinds of nastiness. The only major flaw I have noticed so far is that it doesn't sit flat on the bottom making it wobble some. Not too much to make it fall over but it is kinda annoying considering I paid $150 for a piece of plastic. It should sit properly, dang it. But it seems to get the job done.
awsome By taylor on 1/19/2013taylor would recommend this product to a friendthis thing is excellent not just for the price. i had it on my 25 gallon cube for a year chuck full of sps corals and this thing was perfect. recently i upgraded to a 40 breeder and its still more than enough. it is easy to clean and doesn't take up hardly any space. it does however put our some micro bubbles after you mess with your tank but once it gets going again they go away. the collection cup is tight but with regular emptying it should never stick to bad.
Great Value By Justin on 10/7/2012Justin would recommend this product to a friendI am highly impressed with this skimmer, especially given the price point. It skims well enough, but the genius of this skimmer is the design which allows it to fit in a tight sump without much problem.
The one draw back is the neck is almost impossible to separate from the cup once the skimmer has been running for awhile, but I just use the drain line to get rid of the skimmate and I clean the collection cup in place every few weeks instead of removing.
Awesome By Newton on 10/3/2012Newton would recommend this product to a friendThis was perfect for a small setup without plenty of room to work with. After the quick break in after few days it was making skim mate like no other. Do wish it came with a silencer but nothing you cant make yourself with old medicine containers. Other than that works great.
amazing By larry on 7/9/2012larry would recommend this product to a friendawesome skimmer i have a veavily stocked 30 gal and this thing is a skimming champ. soaked all the parts in vinegar and this thing was skimming the next day. very well made with thick seamless acrylic. mine had a plug for the drain hose. cup is a little tight but you can work it off if you take your time. i am very impressed with this thing and the price is the best part. i would reccomend this skimmer over any other. and it is also very quiet i cant hear it running when i close the door on my stand.
Some issues By Jestep on 4/18/2012Jestep would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great skimmer. Mine needed almost zero break-in. Skims like crazy. Looks great and requires very little space.
I do have a few issues with it though.
First off the collection cup sits very tightly in the body, I mean really tight. This is good in some ways, but it is so tight that it's easy to spill, splash, or literally blast the entire collection cup of crud all over the place when trying to remove it.
Secondly, there is an overflow line without any cap or plug out of the box. You would need to crimp off the overflow tube otherwise you are just dumping the skimmate somewhere.
With these being said, if you have an external waste container it's ready to go out of the box. Otherwise, be prepared to explode skimmate all over every time you need to physically remove the collection container and find some way to close off the drain line.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Armand on May 10, 2014, @12:56 PM
How do you dial in the water level, any instructions?
Bulk Reef Supply The skimmer has a wedge pipe control for the output. Basically you just spin the pipe and depending on the angle you have it set to it will adjust the water level in the sump.
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- Model: BM-NAC3+ SKIMMER
- Tank Size: 25-80 Gallons
- Pump: Atman ph1100 (Made in China)
- Pump power: 8W
- Air Intake: 200 L/hr
- Dimensions: 6.8" x 4.3" x 17.5"
- Cylinder: 4"
- Water Level: 8"-10"
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