what skimmer

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  1. Clowny123

    Clowny123 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i am getting a bimac for a 40 gallon and and want to know which skimmer to get i dont want the most high class just a regular one
    thanks
     
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    dawnchihuahua GPO Registered

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    Well, I got my skimmer from where I work, the PetSupermarket (ughhhh*shiver*) It is a very crappy one, a visi-jet, it is rated for 70 gallons, so that would be good for you-- I think that they are 42.99. I personally wish that I had gotten a nicer more expensive one, but if you're on a budget that might be the way to go... :vampyro:
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    The most simple protein skimmer is a plastic funnel connecting to an air pump. It removes the organic matter by the surface tension of bubble. It just cost about 15-20 US $. Suitable for most small to mediate size tank.
     
  4. sharkbait

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    I have a prizm pro deluxe that I just love.It works very well and has a basket in it that will hold alot of carbon.I think brand new they are a couple hundred but you can usually find people selling used ones for very good prices.I got mine for $50 because it had a crack all the way down one side and I glued it back with some acrylic glue and have been using it every since.
     
  5. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    I have a Pro Clear 150 that I'm pretty happy with. Cost me about $150 including the pump. The outflow height is adjustable so its real easy to calibrate the water level.

    I think it would use up a little too much space in a 40 gallon tank, but then again so might the octopus!

    Dan
     
  6. rtbm

    rtbm Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello,
    In my opinion a protien skimmer is the last thing that should be purchased frugally especialy for an octo. If it means having to wait a little longer to get the guy, I would opt for the very best skimmer you can respectively afford. The Aqua C remora or urchin would be an affordable good choice.
     

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