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Great skimmer By Flatbrook on 4/1/13Flatbrook would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this skimmer for my 55 gal reef tank after doing a lot of reviewing on multiple different ones. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I was a little worried about others saying the break in period could be up to 3 weeks on this skimmer. I am happy to say mine broke in in about 2 hours. Also I read about severe overflows during the break in period with there collection cup. Set the cup high, and you will have nothing to worry about. My brand new hardwood floor has not seen one drop of water from this skimmer.
Love It So Far By Kelly on 3/26/13Kelly would recommend this product to a friendAs Described, pretty much hooked it up and is doing the job, no complaints so far..
Great Skimmer By anthony on 3/18/13anthony would recommend this product to a friendEasy to setup and once broken in it works like a charm.
Favorite Product By Andrew on 3/14/13Andrew would recommend this product to a friendOut of all the products I've bought for my reef tank, this one is probably my favorite. As every one has said, the directions are terrible. There is a great video on YouTube that will walk you through how to put it together. I also struggled with the priming of the pump. I skipped that part and couldn't figure out why it wasn't producing bubbles. Make sure you completely close the tube to prime. Now after having it for a couple months, I can say it gets a lot of stuff out of my tank. its very low maintenance, and pretty quiet too. Its not silent, but its not loud either. I've been talking about how awesome this is on forms, and I would recommend this to anyone that has a 75 gallon or less tank that wants a HOB. I even called the company with a question, and they did a great job answering it for me.
great!! By sarah on 3/11/13sarah would recommend this product to a friendso far so good!!:) had it running almost a week now on a new tank. didnt skim until probably the 4th day but i think there is just a break in period. then i added some snails and hermit crabs to help clean up the live rock i had in there. i'll wait another few weeks to add fish. terrible directions so i was so happy my husband helped with the few things that had to be put together on it. also looked online for help with that. i also think it got much quieter after a few days of running. i think that is probably normal too. I'm new to this so i dont have much to compare it to. just what i researched and read online. but i have to say i'm very happy with this skimmer. I hope it keeps working this well once my tank is established. :)
greaT skimmer By vinny on 3/1/13vinny would recommend this product to a friendGreat skimmer for the money. the directions that come with it arent very good but it goes together really easy. got it set up on the tank and it started skimming within an hour wit 0 micro bubbles.totally worth the money
Works great but needs overflow opening By Bh1000 on 2/25/13Bh1000 would recommend this product to a friendWorks great on my frag tank. Pulls out a lot of stuff, but if it should overflow you will have quite the mess on the floor. They need to make an overflow attachment or let it overflow to th e return. Overall it fits the job just fine.
Great skimmer By Aaron on 11/19/12Aaron would recommend this product to a friendGreat skimmer! I used it on my 60 gallon mixed reef and it pulled out a large amount of skim mate practically right away. This little thing works great for a HOB.
decent skimmer By chi on 11/11/12chi would recommend this product to a friendstarted skimming right away on day2, the instrustions are useless on how to control the skimmer. Still waiting for it to break in since it is causing alot of mico bubble problem
works great on my 20G By justin on 11/10/12justin would recommend this product to a friendas i read the instructions were terrible put it together without it was simple had to modify some of the tubing so the surface skimmer would sit right after a few hours it was pulling some nasty stuff out of my tank after a week of having it on, my tank has never looked better super dark skim getting pulled now. BRS fast shipping and the way they pack their boxes no way your stuff is going to break lol
Great purchase for a first skimmer. By Jordan on 9/15/12Jordan would recommend this product to a friendAfter the initial break in period this skimmer gave me no problems. Works great for exactly what I want it to.
Awesome By Scott on 9/11/12Scott would recommend this product to a friendI just recieved this skimmer to replace an old CPR BakPak 2R+ skimmer. This skimmer runs circles around m old one. It is 100 ti,ec quieter and is running great. I have had no micro bubbles in my tank and it was skimming in the first few hours. Extremely quick break in period. Great product.
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- Pump is mounted under skimmer body to reduce heat exchange to tank
- Uses metric plumbing parts
- Dimensions: 8' x 3.25' x 17"
- Manufacturer rates skimmer for tanks up to 100 gallons.
- BRS Recommends this skimmer for tanks up to 75 gallons
- Powered by 1 OTP 1000 pump at 250 GPH
- High performance venturi air injection system
- 1 year warranty on skimmer and pump
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