One of the best HOB skimmers! By SG on 1/10/12
SG would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this skimmer a few months ago for my 55g reef tank. I have tried 5 different skimmers and this one without a doubt has been the best. Setup was fairly easy and was skimming within an hour. I love the cup on this thing, very east to remove and clean. If you are looking for a rock solid skimmer I highly recommend this one.
Great skimmer for the money By Brian on 11/25/11
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
If you dont have a sump or have no place for one then this skimmer is great if you have to go the HOB route. Had tons of microbubble the first week or so but now I have nearly zero and tank is crystal clear.
I run this on my 29 gallon tank, and it does more than good enough job. You will probably want to make a simple modification to the surface skimmer attachment by cutting of about a 1" or so section of the intake pipe so that the top of the skimmer box actually sits above the waterline. Unfortunately I learned this the hard way and lost a wrasse when it got in my skimmer intake and wound up in the pump.
Besides that small fixable problem, I have nothing bad to say about this skimmer being the first one I have owned.
Quality Product By chad on 11/9/11
chad would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first skimmer, but it was easy to set up. It started skimming in a couple of days. I don't have anything to compare it to, but I can tell you that the gunk in the skimmer cup proves that it is working very well on my 55 gallon fowl tank.
Quality Skimmer By Aaron on 9/12/11
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
A great HOB Skimmer works well, A great buy for the pirce and does not take up space in the tank due to the pump being external. The only issue I had was that there were no directions. It was pretty easy to put together but woudl have been easier with instructions
I love it! By Jerry on 9/1/11
Jerry would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best hang on back skimmer you can get! I've had a few and none compare to this. Emptying the skimmer cup is so easy and adjusting how you want it to skim is so creative the way they designed it - its nothing like the typical HOB! I just bought my second one(2 tanks) so i figured I'd write this review I love it so much. Might find it cheaper elsewhere but why roll the dice when Bulkreefsupply is so reliable
Great Skimmer By Michael on 7/7/11
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this skimmer a few months back. I planed on using carbin dosing for Nitrate reduction. That requires a strong skimmer. If I had no need of sand bed or macro algea fornitrate reduction then a refugium would not be neccessary. If I had a HOB skimmer I would not need the expense of a drilled tank, plumbing, or sump/refugium. I was a little worried that a HOB skimmer might be week. I chose this one because it is rated at over 2x my actual volumeof 55 gal. It's works AWSOME. I cannot believe how fast it pulls junk out of the water. If I clean the glass the junk is in the skimmer within 15 minutes if not by the time I finish cleaning!! Most of the time there is nothing much comming out of it because the water is already clean of free floating organics. Once some shows up in the water I find it in the skimmer in short order. It truely is amazing. Many old school typeswill tell you "You really don't need a protien skimmer. There a scam". In the old days they were toys and didn't work well. Once I show them what this one does they are instantly converted :) I seriously doubt anyone would be dissapointed with this skimmer. If you don't like the way it looks on the back of your aquarium put tall plants in front of it to conceal it :)