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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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I recently hooked up a life reef skimmer ,very good skimmer
it skims better then any skimmer i have ever used so far
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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I JUST RECEIVED A NEW REEF OCTOPUS SKIMMER HOB 1000
VERY WELL MADE, i WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY, INSTRUCTIONS COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BETTER
BUT PRETTY EASY TO HOOKUP ANYWAY
GOING TO HOOK IT UP THIS WEEKEND
LET U KNOW HOW IT WORKS
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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I hooked up a reef octopus 1000 hob skimmer. not a bad skimmer as hob goes.
I have hooked about 6 different hang on the bag skimmers, they r just not as good as a good in sump in my opinion.
it is well made , takes about a week to break in.
Easy to setup, although the instructions are pretty bad. there are some videos on line to help
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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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I've used many brands of skimmers from high end to low end. You will always do better with the in sump version. Hang ons will all eventually run water onto the floor. They all over flow at the cup one time or another.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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yes the chance of leaking is 10 fold
sumps r a little harder and more expensive to setup, but worth it
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