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malawi
11/26/2013, 08:46 AM
Whats up peeps, what do you guys think about the seaclone skimmer, I heard some good and bad things about it, I have a 55gl tank, need a protein skimmer for it, going reef.if the seaclone not good what skimmer you guys recommend.

Meanstreet5150
11/26/2013, 08:48 AM
Absolute garbage. There are so many Black Friday deals coming up, you can get great skimmers for under 250.00

downbeach
11/26/2013, 08:52 AM
I would go without a skimmer if I had to use a seaclone, although it may help with gas exchange. If you don't have a sump, and/or don't intend to get one, I'd suggest looking at the RO bh 90 (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-bh90-hang-on-back-protein-skimmer.html) for a HOB.

malawi
11/26/2013, 08:57 AM
I would go without a skimmer if I had to use a seaclone, although it may help with gas exchange. If you don't have a sump, and/or don't intend to get one, I'd suggest looking at the RO bh 90 (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-bh90-hang-on-back-protein-skimmer.html) for a HOB.

Ok thanks, yeah I am looking for a H.O.B. no sump

ekbds123
11/26/2013, 09:31 AM
I run an Eshopps psk-100 hob on my classroom 50 gal. It works quite well and is my only filtration other than rock & sand.

jda
11/26/2013, 10:52 AM
Check out the Tunze line of in-tank. Pretty decent for the price and application.

falconut
11/26/2013, 11:01 AM
I was sold the Seaclone for my 1st tank. Don't buy it. It needs so much adjustment and it's so overrated. I'm not sure what Hang Ons are good, but just about anything should be better than this one.

miatawnt2b
11/26/2013, 01:07 PM
+1 on the Eshopps PSK-100

sneeyatch
11/26/2013, 02:31 PM
I modded a Seaclone way back in the day with a needlewheel impeller and it worked "ok" on my 20 long tank I had.

Personally, I would look into something else like everyone else is saying, but if you can get your hands on a used one for cheap and do some mods to it (needlewheel or meshwheel), it may actually be somewhat of a decent skimmer for small systems.

James77
11/26/2013, 03:05 PM
They are just extremely overrated skimmers. The one rated for a 150 gallon tank is more suited for a 29g max

Duvallj
11/26/2013, 04:29 PM
I remember having one along time ago. It would produce if you went through all the mods, cutting down an insert/pump mods/inlet/ect. If you found one $20 sure (atleast thats what the pump would be worth).
So many more options out there now.
I have a aquac remora that seems to do alright. If you found a used pro model that might work nicely.

zachfishman
11/26/2013, 07:27 PM
They still make those? Avoid!

mixedreefjunky
11/26/2013, 07:39 PM
I had one that was given to me with my first tank and it actually pulled thick sludge, but I had to research mods for it to make it work effectively. I believe one was cutting the inner cylinder down another inch or so. If it is not next to free tho I wouldn't bother. There is alot of DIY skimmers that work much better then it.

Reefer82
11/26/2013, 08:12 PM
Aquamaxx hob-1 is a great choice as well, its quiet, works, and looks good. Not cheap though at $220. I ran one for over a year and it did a great job and never causcaused any problems.

trae
11/26/2013, 08:24 PM
you could go without or check the ads here before buying a 100 dollar bubble machine.