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Rainfords
02/26/2010, 08:49 AM
I am looking for a hang on the tank skimmer for a 46gal reef, that runs quiet if that is possible.

kinad
02/26/2010, 08:54 AM
I run an Aqua C Remora on my 55g. It has become bearable but I would not call it quiet.

mick243
02/26/2010, 07:28 PM
my deltec MCE300 is dead silent

ksweat
02/26/2010, 08:54 PM
I have an CPR Aeroforce skimmer on my 30 long and I think it is pretty quiet for a HOB. I previously had a RIO nano and it sucked. The CPR has made a huge difference in my water quality

jackinfobo
02/26/2010, 09:45 PM
I have a coralife supper skimmer that runs quiet and it is rated up to 65gal, but I am currently having issues with it, as it is not skimming very effectively at all.

bluetang66
02/27/2010, 06:32 AM
all skimmers have to draw air so there's gonna be some sound from them, that being said octo skimmers are hard to beat.

Rainfords
03/01/2010, 08:32 AM
Thanks for the help. I have not had to use a HOB skimmer since I first got into the hobby in the late '90s when I purchased a Big Mombasa skimmer. I still have it and it works decently but is a little noisy. I am familiar with CPR but wanted to see what else was out there that was good.

nikesb
03/01/2010, 08:37 AM
i have a cpr bak pak with their recommended accela pump and this thing is loud...even after 2 weeks, its still super loud. its alot better at skimming than the old rio pumps though

zachfishman
03/01/2010, 09:15 AM
NOT an AquaC Remora Pro!! Mine is so loud. Skims like a champ though.

spw4949
03/01/2010, 12:43 PM
I had a octo HOB on my tank & it was pretty loud compared to the deltec mce300 that I just got, the deltec is the quietest I have heard..........it's pricey but totally worth it IMO......

smokey30
03/01/2010, 01:18 PM
I have an aqua C nano and it was loud as heck..I just folded up a piece of paper towel and tucked it around and over the chamber that has the screw to clean the sprayer and it quiets that bad boy right down had it right next to my tv and could barely hear it at all..They are nice HOB skimmers also the Daltecs I heard are pretty sweet..

zachfishman
03/01/2010, 01:24 PM
I have an aqua C nano and it was loud as heck..I just folded up a piece of paper towel and tucked it around and over the chamber that has the screw to clean the sprayer and it quiets that bad boy right down had it right next to my tv and could barely hear it at all..They are nice HOB skimmers also the Daltecs I heard are pretty sweet..

Nice smokey30, I'll have to try that on my Remora Pro; they're basically the same design. (maybe with a cloth towel though)