Well-built piece of equipment but with a downside By Doc on 1/21/2015
Doc would recommend this product to a friend
Well I waited a month before posting my review. The Skimz's skimmer is constructed very well. The only problem I have with the skimmer is getting it adjusted. It took me two weeks to get the adjustments just enough so that I am either not filling my tank with bubbles or finally getting it to fill the cup. The instructions are no help and getting it adjusted dis all on you. Don't know if I would recommend this to a friend because of all the trouble getting it adjusted.
love this skimmer By Ryan on 11/30/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
I've had the skimmer for a few months and have not had a single problem with it. The skimmer is well built and works great set up was not too complicated but took some time to get used to.
Good for wet skim only By Benji on 10/27/2014
Benji wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the Skimz SM121 for my 50 gallon cube reef tank. With the sump it has about 55 gallons water volume. The skimmer is built like a tank and really is a beautiful piece of equipment. I've owned the skimmer for 2 months and have went through hours of trying to adjust it correctly. I feel like the air valve adds a level of complexity and opens it up for more error. I've tried it with with every possible configuration possible but I can only get wet skim. Even though I have a heavily stocked aquarium I would only get 1/4 of the collection cup full with wet skim every week. Maybe it is just too oversized for a 50 gallon tank. I finally gave up after 2 months and switched to a Eshopps cone skimmer S 120 after seeing it in action at my lfs. After 24 hours the eshopps pulled out a dark skim mate with almost no adjustment. I really wanted to like the skimz but it did not work for me.
Great skimmer for the price By Joshua on 9/18/2014
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer, takes a little bit of adjustment and time to set up, note that the instructions that come with the unit are not for this unit. Not incredibly difficult to operate but takes time and patience to get the water intake just right. But once everything is set it pulls out lots of nasty gunk from your tank which is great. The top screws right off so maintenance is quick and easy. High quality at a great price